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Aroostook County Man Sentenced on Federal Drug Charges

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

BANGOR, Maine:  An Aroostook County man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in two separate cases for conspiring to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute methamphetamine, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced.

U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker sentenced Taylor Lovely, 34, to 158 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Lovely pleaded guilty in December 2020.

According to court records, between approximately January 2017 and August 2018, a drug trafficking organization distributed large quantities of methamphetamine in northern Maine. The organization obtained the drugs from out-of-state sources in Colorado and Arizona. Lovely and his co-conspirators distributed the drugs in northern Maine.

Also according to court records, between approximately July 2018 and May 2019, members of a separate conspiracy obtained methamphetamine in western and southern states from sources in Mexico. Lovely and his co-conspirators distributed the drugs in Aroostook County and other parts of central and northern Maine.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; Homeland Security Investigations; the Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives; and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigated these cases with the assistance of multiple state and local law enforcement agencies. 

These prosecutions are part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.


Raphaelle A. Silver
Nicholas Heimbach
Assistant U.S. Attorneys
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated May 21, 2021

Drug Trafficking