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

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Bangor Resident Sentenced to Over Three Years for Bath Salt Distribution Conspiracy

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

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that
Elizabeth Mikotowicz, 26, Bangor, Maine was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor
to 37 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with the
intent to distribute and to distribute MDPV, a chemical compound commonly referred to as “bath
salts” or “monkey dust.” Mikotowicz pleaded guilty to the charge on May 12, 2014.

According to court records, between April and December 2011, the defendant illegally
distributed MDPV in Penobscot County and elsewhere. The defendant distributed MDPV to
others who were using and selling the drug in the Bangor area. Mikotowicz is one of eighteen
defendants who pleaded guilty to conspiring with Ryan Ellis to distribute the drug. Ellis
previously pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency with assistance from
the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Updated January 26, 2015