News and Press Releases

Connecticut Man Sentenced to 6 Years on Federal Drug Charge

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 18, 2013

Contact: Daniel J. Perry
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced today that
Anthony Cardoza, 31, of Bridgeport, Connecticut, was sentenced in U. S. District Court by
Judge George Z. Singal, to 6 years imprisonment, to be followed by 3 years of supervised
release, for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. The Court also ordered the forfeiture of
Cardoza’s Range Rover which he used to facilitate the crime. Cardoza pleaded guilty to the
charge on June 13, 2013.

According to court records, on March 2, 2013, a Maine state trooper patrolling the Maine
Turnpike conducted a traffic stop of a Range Rover in which Cardoza was an occupant. After
determining that Cardoza was on Maine state probation for a drug conviction, the trooper
searched the interior of the vehicle and discovered about 300 grams of cocaine hidden in the
center console of the vehicle. Cardoza admitted he had brought the cocaine from out of state
and intended to sell it in the Portland area.

The investigation was conducted by the Maine State Police, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement
Administration.

 

 

Return to Top

USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

Training and seminars for Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies.

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.

Project Safe Neighborhoods

Our nation-wide commitment to reducing gun crime in America.

Victim Witness Assistance

Making sure that victims of federal crimes are treated with compassion, fairness and respect.