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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 11, 2016

Bangor Woman Sentenced to 4½ Years for Drug Trafficking Conspiracy

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 was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 4½ years in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine, and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.”  Sutherland pleaded guilty to the charge on January 25, 2016.

According to court records, from April to October, 2014, Sutherland conspired with Terrence Douglas and others to obtain drugs from out-of-state suppliers and to distribute them in the Bangor area.  Sutherland sold heroin and crack cocaine and gave proceeds from those sales to Douglas. 

In imposing the sentence, Judge Woodcock told Sutherland that her home town of Bangor “has changed for the worse because of people like you.” On November 18, 2015, Douglas was sentenced to 10 years on conspiracy and gun charges. 

The investigation was conducted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency; the Bangor Police Department; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated July 12, 2016