News and Press Releases

Connecticut Man Sentenced to More than 16 Years
on Crack Cocaine Charges

April 30, 2014

Contact: David B. Joyce
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that
Markevin Faucette, 41, of Hartford, Connecticut, was sentenced today in United States District
Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to more than 16 years in prison and 8 years of supervised
release for conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, that is, crack cocaine, and possession with
intent to distribute cocaine base. Faucette pleaded guilty to the charge on October 2, 2013.

According to court records, on January 9, 2013, Faucette, Margoliz Velazquez, and
Amanda Rodriguez transported about 47 grams of cocaine base from Connecticut to Auburn,
Maine where it was seized by police. Based on that seizure and on other drug trips made
between Connecticut and Maine, Faucette was held responsible for over 500 grams of cocaine

Faucette received an enhanced sentence as a “career offender” because he had five prior
felony drug trafficking convictions in Connecticut, Virginia, and North Carolina.

This case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency with assistance from
the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Lewiston, Auburn, and Lisbon
Police Departments.



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