A 35-year-old man, who authorities said helped operate a drug house in Orleans County for more than two months last year, has pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court in Burlington to two felony charges. Jeremy Young managed and controlled 2227 Maple Hill Road in Barton along with Erika Desormeaux, 36, of Barton from at least August 2022 until Oct. 26, 2022, the indictment said. The two made the Barton house available for the unlawful manufacturing, storing, distribution and using both cocaine and fentanyl, the indictment said. They allowed two dangerous gang members to use the residence as part of a drug trafficking conspiracy, authorities said. Young also faces a second felony count for conspiring with at least six other people in Vermont and elsewhere to distribute cocaine and fentanyl from at least as early as August 2022 continuing through until Oct. 26, 2022, records show. Young, who has been wanted since his indictment on Dec. 22, surrendered in Burlington on Friday, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. Federal Magistrate Kevin Doyle agreed to release Young on conditions, including that he is monitored by a federal probation officer in Plattsburgh, N.Y. Doyle told Young his travel is restricted to Vermont, New York and New Hampshire and he is to refrain from criminal behavior. Seven people have now been charged as part of the wide-ranging investigation spearheaded by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Vermont Drug Task Force and the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department.
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