BRANDON, Vt. (NEWS10) — Eric Grenier, 40, of Brandon, Vermont, was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison after being found guilty of a charge of possessing firearms as a convicted felon. U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss has also sentenced Grenier to a three-year controlled release period, which will be executed once he is released from prison. Grenier has been in prison since his arrest in August 2021.
According to court records, state and federal law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant at Grenier’s home in Brandon on August 13, 2021. A Brandon Police Department officer was given a search warrant to search for and confiscate a gun Grenier allegedly displayed during an altercation with a neighbor in July 2021.
During the search, officers seized two rifles and two pistols, as well as various ammunition, from Grenier’s locked bedroom. Grenier is prohibited by federal law from possessing firearms because he has three convictions in Vermont for burglary and growing marijuana.
The case was investigated by the Brandon Police Department and the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Grenier is represented by William Vasiliou II, Esq. The prosecution is Assistant US Attorney Gregory Waples.