News and Press Releases

Two Bangor Residents Plead Guilty
to Bath Salt Distribution Conspiracy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 2, 2014

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

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Adam
Hathorn, 36, of Bangor and Tina Keaton, a/k/a “Fumble” 32, of Bangor pleaded guilty today
in U.S. District Court in Bangor to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to
distribute MDPV, a chemical compound commonly referred to as “bath salts” or “monkey
dust.”

According to court records, the defendants illegally distributed MDPV in Penobscot
County and elsewhere between April and December 2011. Prior to October 21, 2011, MDPV
was classified as a controlled substance analogue. On that date, it was classified as a Schedule I
controlled substance. The defendants obtained quantities of MDPV from other members of the
conspiracy in the Bangor area and then traded, sold, or otherwise distributed them to others.

The defendants face up to 20 year in prison, a $1,000,000 fine, or both. They will be
sentenced after the completion of presentence investigation reports by the U.S. Probation Office.

Hathorn and Keaton are two of 14 defendants charged as part of the conspiracy. A third
defendant, Matthew Tardiff, 27, of Old Town, Maine, pled guilty to the conspiracy charge on
January 27, 2014 and awaits sentencing.

The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency with assistance from
the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

 

 

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