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Bangor Woman Sentenced to Prison for Conspiring to Distribute Heroin, Fentanyl and Crack

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

Bangor, Maine:  A Bangor woman was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Bangor for conspiring to distribute heroin, fentanyl and cocaine base (crack), U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.

U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. sentenced Sammantha Johnson, 30, to 30 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Johnson pleaded guilty on February 26, 2019.

According to court records, between January 2016 and February 2017, Johnson conspired with others to distribute heroin, fentanyl and crack transported to Penobscot County from Waterbury, Connecticut. Johnson distributed the drugs in the Bangor area and facilitated the drug-dealing activities of other members of the conspiracy. 

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigated the case 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 January 7, 2020

Drug Trafficking