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California Man Pleads Guilty to Arranging Large Shipments of Methamphetamine from California

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine
Alex Hanna coordinated shipments to multiple coconspirators in Downeast Maine

BANGOR, Maine: A California man pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Bangor to his role in a methamphetamine trafficking conspiracy in Downeast Maine.

According to court records, between May 2022 and March 2023, Alex Hanna, 30, coordinated shipments of methamphetamine from a source in California to multiple individuals who distributed it in Downeast Maine. Hanna found others willing to either have USPS deliveries of methamphetamine shipped to their address or find other addresses where the packages could be delivered. Hanna, along with his conspirators, trafficked the methamphetamine in Maine.

In addition to the drug conspiracy charge, Hanna also pleaded guilty to conspiring to commit money laundering. He conspired with others in Maine to send money and proceeds from the sale of methamphetamine to his source in California using various money services, including Walmart2Walmart, Cash App, and Venmo. Hanna used coconspirators’ identifications and accounts to send the money in an effort to conceal and disguise his involvement in these transactions.

Hanna faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years and up to life in prison on the drug conspiracy charge and a maximum fine of $10 million. For the money laundering conspiracy charge, Hanna faces up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine or twice the amount involved in the transaction, whichever is greater. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigative report by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, FBI, Ellsworth Police Department, Holden Police Department, and Hancock County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case with assistance from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.



Raphaelle Silver, Assistant United States Attorney, (207-945-0373)

Updated March 14, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Financial Fraud