Major Rutland drug dealer gets 7-15 years

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A man described by authorities as being one of Rutland’s biggest drug dealers got a lengthy jail term at his sentencing, despite an apology.

Thirty-five-year-old Jose Burgos told Judge William Cohen that he’s truly sorry for what he’s done, and that he doesn’t believe he’s a monster to society.

Burgos, who sold heroin and cocaine, pleaded guilty last December to four felony counts. He got sentenced to 7 – 15 years at his sentencing Thursday.

Assistant State’s Attorney Annika Frostick says the Springfield, Massachusetts man made money preying on the most vulnerable people in the community.

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