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Convicted Felon from Carroll Plantation Sentenced to 15 Months after Loaded Firearm Recovered During Arrest

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine
Jason Levasseur has three prior state convictions for illegal possession of a firearm

BANGOR, Maine: A Carroll Plantation man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor for being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Chief U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker sentenced Jason Levasseur, 48, to 15 months time served to be followed by three years of supervised release.

According to court records, in November 2022, a Maine State Police trooper arrested Levasseur for a state probation revocation after recognizing his pickup truck at a gas station in Danforth. The trooper ordered Levasseur to get on the ground and restrained him. The trooper removed a sheathed knife from Levasseur’s belt and asked whether he was carrying a gun. Levasseur indicated there was a firearm in the truck, and the officer retrieved a .458-caliber rifle wrapped in a blanket from the backseat. The rifle had two rounds in the magazine and one round in the chamber.

Levasseur is precluded from possessing firearms due to multiple prior convictions including three state convictions for illegal possession of a firearm.

The Maine State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.



Andrew McCormack, Assistant United States Attorney (207-945-0373)

Updated July 9, 2024

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