Vermont Man Receives Prison Term for Drug and Firearms Violations

Vermont Man Receives Prison Term for Drug and Firearms Violations

On Wednesday, a federal court in Springfield sentenced a man from Vermont for his role in the illegal possession of firearms and narcotics distribution.

Jeffrey Baird, 43, was given a sentence of four years in jail, three years of supervised release, and a $200 special assessment fee.

In January 2024, Baird entered a guilty plea to one count of possessing a firearm and ammunition while a felon and one count of having methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Baird’s car was stopped by police in December 2021 when it was traveling north on Route 91 in Northampton. This incident led to the punishment. Baird was operating the car without a license, and it had a fake paper license plate stuck to the back window.

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After that, Baird was taken into custody, and during his car search, a handgun with five rounds of ammo was found. In addition, officials found 207 grams of methamphetamine in a Ziplock bag; the drug’s street worth is thought to be between $6,000 and $10,000.

Three more rounds of ammo that were hidden within Baird’s Hell’s Angels vest were also discovered on his person.

Baird is legally forbidden from owning firearms and ammunition due to prior convictions for firearms offenses; therefore, his acts are illegal under federal law.