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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Bangor Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Fentanyl

Contact: Jody Mullis
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that John Oliveira, 32, of Bangor, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to distribution of fentanyl.

According to court records, on August 16 and 17, 2016, Oliveira sold fentanyl to a witness working with law enforcement. 

Oliveira faces up to 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine, and between three years and a lifetime of supervised release.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and investigated and prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic. 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated April 24, 2017