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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 9, 2016

Buxton Man Sentenced on Firearm Charges

Contact: Benjamin M. Block
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Raymond T. Pinkham, 22, of Buxton, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Portland to 52 months in prison following convictions for Possession of Stolen Firearms (two counts) and Conspiracy to Possess Stolen Firearms. 

Two of Raymond Pinkham’s co-conspirators, Dale M. Pinkham Jr., 26, and Robert C. Bean-Pinkham, 21, both of Buxton, Maine, previously pled guilty and were sentenced by the Court.  On April 19, 2016, Robert Bean-Pinkham was sentenced to 40 months in prison based on convictions for Possession of Stolen Firearms and Conspiracy to Possess Stolen Firearms.  On April 20, 2016, Dale Pinkham Jr. was sentenced to 64 months in prison based on convictions for Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Possession of Firearms by a Prohibited Person, and Conspiracy to Possess Stolen Firearms.   

According to court records, from around November 2012 until November 2014, Dale Pinkham Jr. conspired with others to distribute heroin.  On December 6, 2013, a search warrant executed at the Pinkhams’ residence in Buxton resulted in the seizure of about 20 grams of heroin and numerous firearms in Dale Jr.’s bedroom.  Dale Jr. was then prohibited from possessing guns due to his illegal drug use. Agents also recovered a stolen firearm from a vehicle operated by Raymond that day.  Between about August and November 2014, Dale Jr., Raymond and Robert also conspired to possess and possessed stolen firearms.  The co-conspirators paid for the stolen firearms using U.S. currency, heroin, or both.  On October 11, 2014, a search warrant executed at the Pinkhams’ Buxton residence resulted in the seizure of seven stolen firearms from Robert’s bedroom.   Law enforcement subsequently recovered 11 additional stolen firearms possessed by the co-conspirators.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms and the Maine State Police, with assistance from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the York and Cumberland County Sherriff’s Offices, the Buxton Police Department, and the Office of the Maine Attorney General.

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Updated May 16, 2016