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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 7, 2018

Delaware Man Sentenced to Three Years for Heroin and Crack Trafficking

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Kyle Rivers, 26, of Bear, Delaware, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr., to three years in prison and three years of supervised release for possessing with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.”  He pleaded guilty on November 28, 2017.

Court records reveal that on August 1, 2017, law enforcement officers searched the defendant’s hotel room in Brunswick, Maine, and seized heroin, cocaine base, Xanax pills, and about $10,500 in drug proceeds.  At the time of this offense, the defendant was on probation in Maryland following a drug trafficking conviction.

The investigation was conducted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office, and the Brunswick and Bath Police Departments and prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Contact: 
David B. Joyce Assistant United States Attorney Johnathan G. Nathans Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated May 7, 2018