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Connecticut Man Sentenced to 6 Years on Federal Drug Charge

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



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