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Bangor Woman Sentenced to 1½ Years for Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Sherri Chen, 55, of Hampden, Maine was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 1½ years in prison and three years of supervised release for maintaining a drug-involved premises.

According to court records, between January 2016 and February 2017, Chen allowed her residence on the Main Road in Hampden to be used to distribute and use heroin and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.”

Judge Woodcock described the defendant’s decision to provide a “safe haven” for drug dealers from Connecticut, as “deplorable.” Chen received drugs for allowing her residence to be used in this manner.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. 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
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated December 3, 2018