Ex-Vermont Selectman Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge, Agrees to Forfeit $75K

A former Vermont selectman has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge and has agreed to forfeit $75,000 before he is sentenced later this year.

Fifty-seven-year-old Bernard Savage, of Alburgh, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiring to distribute cocaine and oxycodone between 2014 and June 2015.

He could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison and fined $1 million.

As part of the plea agreement, Savage agreed to forfeit $24,620 in currency seized at the time his home was searched last July and pay an additional $50,280 before sentencing to satisfy the $75,000 forfeiture.

Bernard Savage's attorney Karen Shingler says they look forward at sentencing "to presenting the evidence establishing the context in which these offenses took place."

Sentencing is set for Aug. 29.

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