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Bangor Man Sentenced in Federal Drug Conspiracy Charge

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Yanel Greene, a/k/a “Nel”, 35, of Bangor, Maine, was sentenced to eight years imprisonment and a three year term of supervised release in U.S. District Court in Bangor, Maine on his conviction for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute heroin, crack cocaine and oxycodone.

According to court records, between January 2013 and September 2015, Greene conspired with others to distribute cocaine base, heroin and oxycodone in the Bangor area and elsewhere.  Greene would obtain the drugs from sources in New York City and arrange for others to transport the drugs back to the Bangor area.  Greene would then provide the drugs to others who would distribute the drugs and bring the drug proceeds back to him.  The Court held Greene responsible for distributing in excess of one kilogram of heroin and two kilograms of crack cocaine. 

The case was related to the prior prosecution of Mario Lee, a/k/a “Moe,” who was sentenced to 218 months imprisonment for his role in the conspiracy.  The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was investigated and prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.


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

Updated May 3, 2018

Drug Trafficking