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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Auburn Woman Pleads Guilty to Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Sierrha Frisbie, 26, of Auburn, Maine, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin. 

According to court records, between November 2015 and September 2017, the defendant conspired with others to acquire heroin in Massachusetts and New York and to distribute it in the greater Portland and Lewiston areas. In December 2015, she was arrested by troopers on the turnpike at the York toll plaza and found to have 38 grams of heroin in her possession. 

The defendant faces up to 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine, and between five years and life on supervised release. She will be sentenced after the completion of a pre-sentence investigation report by the U.S Probation Office.

The case was investigated by the Portland and South Portland Police Departments, the Maine State Police, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the FBI, and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. The Cumberland and York County District Attorney’s Offices assisted with the prosecution.  This case was prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.

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Drug Trafficking
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Contact: 
Darcie N. McElwee Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated December 11, 2018