FORT EDWARD — A woman who police said was a major heroin dealer in Vermont and eastern New York has been sentenced to 10 years in state prison.
Lesley M. Fontaine, of Fair Haven, Vermont, was arrested in April after a traffic stop on a road in Middle Granville.
Police seized 200 bags of heroin and 8 grams of crack. Among the drugs Fontaine was accused of selling in the region is the powerful painkiller Fentanyl, which police say has contributed to drug overdose deaths.
Fontaine was charged with eight felony drug counts. She pleaded guilty in Washington County Court on July 21 to felony counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance and criminal possession of a controlled substance.
Washington County Judge Kelly McKeighan imposed a 10-year prison term to be followed by 4 years on parole.
Two people who were with Fontaine in the vehicle have also pleaded guilty to felonies.