Jamaican Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Distributing Crack Cocaine
Contact: Daniel J. Perry
Assistant U.S. Attorney
(207) 771- 3228
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Rashidi
Campbell, 32, of Jamaica, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Portland by Judge George Z.
Singal, to 20 years imprisonment for distributing cocaine base, commonly known as crack cocaine, in the
Greater Portland area. Following his term of imprisonment, Campbell will be sent to federal
immigration authorities to be processed for deportation. Campbell was convicted on December 1, 2011,
following a jury trial.
Court records reveal that from early 2010 until about May 2011, Campbell was part of a drug
organization that used several apartments to distribute crack cocaine. Witnesses reported that the
organization operated “24/7” (24 hours per day and seven days per week), that its clientele largely
consisted of people receiving public assistance benefits, and that sales were significantly higher on days
when public benefits were distributed. Trial evidence showed that crack cocaine sales at one of the
apartments ranged from $500 to $2,000 per day.
In imposing sentence, Judge Singal noted that the organization “was one of the more serious
drug conspiracies in this district.”
The investigation was conducted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the
Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Portland and Scarborough Police Departments.
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