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Skowhegan Woman Sentenced to 4 Years for Drug Trafficking

FEB 26 (BANGOR, Maine) - John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Tara Pelletier, 33, of Skowhegan, Maine, was sentenced today to four years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute oxycodone and cocaine.  Pelletier pled guilty to the charge on April 30, 2013.

Pelletier’s conviction stems from her involvement in a major drug trafficking organization run by Maurice McCray in central Maine.  Court records reveal that between January and May 2012, Pelletier assisted McCray by obtaining oxycodone and cocaine from New York and distributing the drugs to customers throughout central Maine.  The charge followed a three-month wiretap investigation that revealed McCray’s organization and the involvement of Pelletier and others. 

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

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