Colchester man charged with federal drug offense | USAO-VT

The United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Vermont said that on September 8, 2022, the grand jury returned an indictment charging Dominique Troupe (also known as “Wop” and “Juice”), 35, of Colchester on one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine base.

According to court documents, Troupe was arrested Wednesday night as he got off the ferry in Grand Isle, after traveling to New York to get crack cocaine to distribute in Vermont. He was arrested with more than 200 grams (including packaging) of cocaine base in the trunk of his vehicle.

At the time of his arrest, Troupe was subject to conditions imposed last month by the Criminal Division of Chittenden Superior Court in an ongoing prosecution in that court for aggravated assault and burglary. The conditions imposed by the state court required Troupe to remain at his residence in Colchester, subject to certain exceptions.

The United States requested that Troupe be detained pending prosecution. He will be arraigned on the indictment and the court is expected to address the remand issue at a hearing scheduled for 2:30 p.m. today before U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin J. Doyle.

The indictment is only an accusation and the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty. If found guilty, Troupe faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison. Any sentence imposed would be informed by United States sentencing guidelines.

The troupe is represented by Mark Kaplan, Esq. The prosecutor is Assistant United States Attorney Michael Drescher.

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