The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated today that Shiquan Mangual, 27, of Hartford, Connecticut was charged by Criminal Complaint in United States District Court for the District of Vermont with possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.
According to the Criminal Complaint, Mangual was arrested by the FBI on June 9, 2021, in connection with a search of a residence in Randolph, Vermont. During the search, agents found several firearms, including a loaded handgun, more than 500 grams of suspected cocaine, more than 100 grams of suspected cocaine base, more than 15 grams of suspected heroin, and more than $7,500 in United States currency.
At Mangual’s initial appearance today before United States Magistrate Judge Kevin J. Doyle, Mangual was ordered detained pending trial. Mangual’s next court appearance has not yet been scheduled. A criminal complaint is only an accusation, and Mangual is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
This matter is being investigated by the FBI in conjunction with the Vermont State Police, the Montpelier Police Department, the Northfield Police Department, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives, as well as the Drug Enforcement Administration in Connecticut.
The Assistant United States Attorney handling the prosecution is Michael Drescher. Mangual is represented by Assistant Federal Defender Steven Barth.