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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Old Town Man Sentenced to 4¾ Years for Bath Salt Distribution Conspiracy

Contact: Joel B. Casey
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that
Matthew Tardiff, 27, formerly of Old Town, Maine was sentenced today in U.S. District Court
in Bangor to 4¾ years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess
with the intent to distribute and to distribute MDPV, a chemical compound commonly referred to
as “bath salts” or “monkey dust.” The defendant pled guilty on January 27, 2014.

According to court records, Tardiff and 13 other members of the conspiracy illegally
distributed MDPV in Penobscot County and elsewhere between April and December 2011. He
obtained MDPV from other members of the conspiracy and traded, sold or otherwise distributed
it from his Old Town residence using cellular telephones and other means of communication.

The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency with assistance from
the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Old Town Police Department.

Updated January 26, 2015