Two of the four suspects accused of running a drug house in Orleans County have reached plea agreements with federal prosecutors. Rachael Goulet, 27, Johnny Crocker Jr., 25, Juan Ortiz, 28, and Romello Appleton, 25, were indicted by a Grand Jury last year for allegedly conspiring with one another to distribute cocaine, cocaine base and fentanyl at 170 School Street in the town of Westfield. According to court documents, Goulet and Crocker are accused of hosting “individuals from outside of Vermont at their residence” to obtain and distribute illegal drugs between Dec. 25, 2021, and Feb. 15, 2022. Goulet agreed to a plea deal with federal prosecutors in August of 2022 and entered guilty pleas in October to federal charges of conspiracy to distribute narcotics and a federal firearm violation by making false statements in connection with the attempted acquisition of a firearm. Goulet was supposed to be sentenced in January but according to federal court officials the sentencing has not happened yet. On Tuesday, Feb. 21, Appleton agreed to a plea deal with federal prosecutors but his change of plea and sentencing hearings have not been publicly scheduled yet.
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