Two Rutland Residents Charged Federally with Crack Cocaine Distribution
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated today that Young Lim (a.k.a. “Johnny”), 34, and Andi Majka, 27, both of Rutland, were charged with felony distribution of crack cocaine in the Rutland area. The allegations in the indictment concern alleged conduct from May and August of 2014.
Both Young and Majka entered not guilty pleas at their arraignment. Magistrate Judge John Conroy granted the Government’s motion to detain them, without bail, and ordered that both be held in the custody of the U.S. Marshals pending trial.
The United States Attorney emphasizes that the charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations and that the defendants are presumed innocent unless and until they are proven guilty. If convicted, Lim and Majka face a maximum possible term of imprisonment of twenty years. The actual sentence, however, would be determined by the Court with guidance from the advisory Federal Sentencing Guidelines. This case was investigated by the Vermont State Police Drug Task Force, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Rutland Police Department.
The United States is represented in this matter by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joseph Perella. Young Lim is represented by David McColgin, Esq. of the Federal Public Defenders Office in Burlington. Andi Majka is represented by David Watts, Esq. of Burlington.