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Aroostook County Man Pleads Guilty to Importing Methamphetamine from Canada

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

BANGOR, Maine: A Calais man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Bangor today to importing methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.

According to court records, Victor Sousa, 23, crossed from the U.S. into Canada via the Madawaska Port of Entry on July 2, 2019. When he re-entered the country a few hours later, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers discovered 93 pills hidden in his underwear. The pills had the word “ICE” imprinted on them and later tested positive for methamphetamine. Sousa agreed to be interviewed by law enforcement and admitted that he had gone to Canada to purchase the pills.

Sousa faces up to 20 years in prison and a lifetime of supervised release. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Homeland Security Investigations investigated the case.

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Andrew McCormack
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated September 30, 2022

Drug Trafficking