Arizona Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine
BANGOR, Maine: A Glendale, Arizona, man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor for conspiring to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.
U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker sentenced Eric Waldron, 54, to 15 years in prison and five years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty in June 2021.
According to court records, between January 2017 and August 2018, Waldron and other members of the conspiracy distributed large quantities of methamphetamine in northern Maine. Waldron, acting as a source of supply for the conspiracy, coordinated multi-pound shipments of methamphetamine from Arizona to conspirators who distributed it in Aroostook County. Members of the conspiracy sent thousands of dollars in cash to Waldron in connection with this drug trafficking enterprise.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigated the case.
“I am so pleased to see this collaboration between DEA and MDEA in Aroostook County, where our local law enforcement partners have seen a dramatic increase in the use of methamphetamine,” said U.S. Attorney McElwee. “I am hopeful such collaboration will serve to disrupt the supply of this destructive substance to this region of Maine.”
This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at www.justice.gov/OCDETF.
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