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Bangor Man Sentenced for Cocaine Trafficking

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

BANGOR, Maine:  A Bangor man was sentenced today in federal court for distributing and possessing with the intent to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.

U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., sentenced Christian Barreto, 35, of Bangor to five years imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. Barreto pleaded guilty on June 8, 2021.

According to court records, on July 14, 2020, Barreto distributed over 187 grams of cocaine to a law enforcement informant. On July 28, 2020, agents executed a search warrant at his residence in Holden where they found an additional 166 grams of the cocaine, $1,635 in cash, several cellular telephones and a handgun. The investigation revealed that over the course of two-and-a-half years, Barreto sold nearly 14 pounds of cocaine in Penobscot County.

The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the Holden Police Department and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office.

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

Updated January 26, 2022

Drug Trafficking