News and Press Releases

Canaan Man Sentenced to 2 Years
on Federal Drug and Firearms Charges

February 3, 2014

Contact: Joel B. Casey
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Richard
Graf, 56, of Canaan, Maine, was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge John A.
Woodcock, Jr. to two years in prison and three years of supervised release for possessing an
unregistered short-barreled shotgun and manufacturing marijuana. Graf pled guilty to the
charges on June 10, 2013.

Graf’s conviction stems from the April 12, 2011 execution of a search warrant at his
residence by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department. Officers found the short-barreled
shotgun and 11 other firearms in the residence. Officers also recovered over a pound of
processed marijuana and 68 live marijuana plants. Graf acknowledged that he had been selling
the marijuana.

The case was investigated by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department and assistance
from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.



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