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Bangor Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

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

Contact: Chris Ruge
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Tiffany Sutherland, 30, of Bangor, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine, and cocaine base.

According to court records, from April to October, 2014, Sutherland conspired with others to receive drugs from out of state and then distribute those drugs in Maine.  As part of the conspiracy, Sutherland would locally sell heroin and cocaine base (commonly known as “crack”), and would remit proceeds from those sales to one of her coconspirators.   

Sutherland faces between five and 40 years in prison, a $5,000,000 fine, and between four years and a lifetime of supervised release.  She 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; the Bangor Police Department; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

Updated February 1, 2016

Drug Trafficking