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Augusta Man Sentenced to Two Years for Heroin, Crack and Fentanyl Conspiracy

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Donald Morang, a/k/a “DW,” 39, formerly of Augusta, Maine, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., to two years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute heroin; cocaine base, commonly known as “crack;” and fentanyl.   Morang pled guilty on October 17, 2018.

According to court records, between June 2015 and March 2017, Morang conspired with others to acquire heroin and crack in Rochester, New York and to distribute it in Central Maine. The defendant assisted the head of the conspiracy, Darrell Newton, and other dealers Newton sent from Rochester to distribute the drugs in Central Maine. He facilitated drug deals, introduced Rochester conspirators to area distributors, and assisted other conspirators in finding residences from which to sell drugs. He also dropped off drugs and picked up proceeds from residences in Central Maine. 

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance provided by the Augusta Police Department. This case was prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.


Joel B. Casey
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated September 24, 2019

Drug Trafficking