Sanford Man Sentenced to Over Four Years
on Federal Firearm Charge
Contact: Darcie N. McElwee
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today that
U. S. District Judge George Z. Singal, sitting in Portland yesterday, sentenced Jeffrey Labelle,
age 32, of Sanford, to 52 months imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised release,
for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Labelle pled guilty to the charge on November 14,
According to court records, on April 4, 2012, the Kennebunk Police Department received
information that Labelle, a convicted felon since 1999, offered to sell a stolen handgun with a
laser scope. The reported firearm matched the description of a handgun recently stolen during a
residential burglary in Wells. Upon further investigation, authorities located Labelle inside his
girlfriend's residence in Sanford, where the handgun was reportedly hidden under the kitchen
sink wrapped in plastic grocery bags. Following a stand-off with police that lasted over six
hours, Labelle left the residence. A search of the residence pursuant to a search warrant revealed
the stolen firearm under the kitchen sink.
In pronouncing the sentence, the Court noted that one of the most significant factors of
the case was Labelle's lengthy criminal history, which includes multiple instances of crimes
against others, such as burglary and domestic violence assault.
United States Attorney Delahanty said that the investigation leading to the conviction was
the result of cooperation between ATF, the Wells and Kennebunk Police Departments, the York
County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine State Police.
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