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Bridgeport Man Sentenced to 6 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Fentanyl

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

Vanessa Roberts Avery, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MARIUS LAMONT MAYE, also known as “Pee Wee,” 49, of Bridgeport, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge Omar A. Williams in Hartford to 72 months of imprisonment, followed by eight years of supervised release, for distributing fentanyl and heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in January and February 2019, law enforcement made controlled purchases of fentanyl from Maye, and in September 2019, investigators conducted a controlled purchase of heroin from Maye.  On October 3, 2019, a court-authorized search of Maye’s Bridgeport residence revealed two handguns, gun magazines, and ammunition.

Maye was arrested on October 16, 2020.  On May 3, 2022, he pleaded guilty to three counts of possessing with intent to distribute, and distribution of, controlled substances.

Maye’s criminal history includes seven prior drug-related convictions and a manslaughter conviction.  In 2008, he was sentenced in Bridgeport federal court to 72 months of imprisonment and eight years of supervised release for a narcotics distribution offense.

Maye, who is released on $200,000 bond, is required to report to prison on October 30.

This investigation was conducted by the FBI’s Bridgeport Safe Streets Task Force, which includes personnel from the Connecticut State Police and the Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Trumbull Police Departments.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Karen L. Peck and Brendan J. Keefe.

Updated August 31, 2023

Drug Trafficking