Two ODs day after drug deal
A Vermont woman received a 28-month sentence March 15 for dealing fentanyl at a Burlington sober house, resulting in two overdose deaths.
Brittany Busby, 31, formerly of Washington, Vermont, was sentenced on March 15, in federal court in Rutland to 28 months of imprisonment following her guilty plea to distributing fentanyl. Judge Geoffrey Crawford also ordered that Busby serve three years of supervised released and pay $250 restitution to the family of a victim.
On September 26, 2022, Busby pleaded guilty to distributing fentanyl. According to court records and proceedings, Busby was a resident of Northern Lights, a transitional housing program for women located in Burlington.
Before it was closed on June 30, 2021, Northern Lights was intended to provide a sober living environment, as well as vocational training, substance abuse treatment, medical care, and other programming for women to reenter the community.
On January 11, 2021, while at Northern Lights, Busby distributed fentanyl to at least one other Northern Lights resident. On January 12, Burlington Police responded to Northern Lights and found that two Northern Lights residents had fatally overdosed after using fentanyl and other controlled substances.