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

Monday, February 24, 2020

Buckfield Man Sentenced to Over Eight Years for Cocaine Trafficking Offense

Portland, Maine:  A Buckfield man was sentenced today in federal court in Portland for possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.

U.S. District Judge Nancy Torresen sentenced Joshua Morin, 33, to 100 months in prison and three years of supervised release. Morin pleaded guilty on June 24, 2019.

According to court records, on January 2, 2019, after a police pursuit, Morin crashed his car and then continued to flee officers on foot. After officers apprehended him, they recovered a large amount of cocaine from his person and from just outside the car he had been driving. Police also recovered $20,000 cash at the scene of the crash. The cocaine weighed approximately 1.6 kilograms, or about 3.5 pounds. Morin told the police that he distributed the cocaine in ounce and half-ounce quantities.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Oxford County Sheriff’s Office, the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office, the Maine State Police, the Lewiston Police Department and the FBI investigated the case.

Drug Trafficking
Christopher Hill Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated February 25, 2020