South Portland Man Sentenced
for Crack Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy
Contact: Michael J. Conley
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Alex
Moustrouphis, 22, of South Portland, Maine, was sentenced yesterday by Judge George Z.
Singal in U.S. District Court in Portland to 5 years in prison for conspiring to distribute and
possess with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Moustrouphis plead guilty to the charge in
According to the Government’s evidence, Moustrouphis was arrested in August 2011 in
Portland after he and co-defendant Christopher Hale, 31, a New York resident, arrived to deliver
a quantity of crack cocaine to a cooperating informant who was working with the U.S. Drug
Enforcement Administration (DEA). Crack cocaine and a loaded handgun were recovered from
Moustrouphis’ vehicle. A subsequent search of Moustrouphis’ residence resulted in the
recovery of a second loaded handgun located near 90 grams of crack cocaine.
Judge Singal sentenced Hale in December 2012 to 2 years in prison for his role in the
crack cocaine trafficking conspiracy.
United States Attorney Delahanty said that the success of this case was based on the
cooperative investigative efforts of the DEA and the South Portland Police Department.
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