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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 3, 2015

Corinth Woman Sentenced to Two Years on Federal Drug Charge

Contact: Joel B. Casey
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Krystal Bell, 29, of Corinth, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to two years in prison and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute bath salts.  She was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.  She pleaded guilty to the charge on February 13, 2015.

Court records reveal that on May 30, 2014, the defendant went to the U.S. Post Office in St. Albans, Maine and picked up a package mailed from China.  As she left the post office, she was stopped by law enforcement agents conducting surveillance at the post office who had reason to believe the package contained bath salts.  Bell told the agents that the package contained Alpha-PVP, that she agreed to pick up the drugs for another person, and that she intended to deliver the drugs to the other person.  Alpha-PVP is a schedule I controlled substance and is among a group of illegal, street drugs commonly referred to as bath salts.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated August 10, 2015