John Zaccaro Jr. began his four-month sentence for selling a quarter-gram of cocaine to an undercover officer by reporting to jail Friday before being put under house arrest.

Zaccaro, 24-year-old son of former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, was booked at Chittenden Community Correctional Center and then left to begin a special house arrest program for non-violent criminals.

"He's come and gone," said Philip Scripture, Chittenden superintendent. "He was processed, fingerprinted, photographed and left at 2:30. We treated this as a routine booking."

After booking, Zaccaro was to be released to the field supervision officer to participate in the state's house arrest program.