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Bangor Resident Pleads Guilty to Crack Distribution Conspiracy

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

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that David Chaisson, 23, of Bangor pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute 280 grams of a mixture or substance containing cocaine base, commonly referred to as “crack.” 

According to court records, between January 2010 and August 2013, the defendant sold crack in Penobscot County and elsewhere.  He sold half-gram bags for $50 and gram bags for $100. He transferred the proceeds of the sales to his source of supply in the New Haven, Connecticut area and got cash and crack in exchange.  The crack was transported from Connecticut to the Bangor area by other conspirators.

The defendant faces up to twenty years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.  He is one of eleven defendants charged in the indictment.

The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (New Haven Office).

Updated September 3, 2015

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