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

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Biddeford Man Sentenced to Eight Years for Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Joshua Kaufman, 33, of Biddeford, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to eight years in prison and five years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  He pleaded guilty on January 23, 2019.

Court records reveal that on February 21, 2018, law enforcement seized approximately 170 grams of methamphetamine and 56 grams of cocaine from a package shipped from Texas to the defendant.  Later that same day, law enforcement agents searched a vehicle under the control of the defendant and seized more methamphetamine.  The seized drugs were intended for distribution in Southern Maine.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Southern Maine Gang Task Force, which is comprised of investigators from the FBI; the Portland, South Portland and Lewiston Police Departments; the York County Sheriff’s Office; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. 

Drug Trafficking
David B. Joyce Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated July 24, 2019