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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

East Machias Woman Sentenced for Trafficking Fentanyl and Crack Cocaine

BANGOR, Maine: An East Machias woman was sentenced today in federal court for possessing fentanyl and crack cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.

U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker sentenced Kayla Thistlewood, 28, to eight years and one month in prison and three years of supervised release. She pleaded guilty on April 28, 2021.

According to court records, on July 14, 2020, Thistlewood sold cocaine to a confidential informant in Washington County. On August 3, 2020, Special Agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency stopped Thistlewood’s vehicle and arrested her for the July 14 sale. At the time of her arrest, Thistlewood was in the vehicle with her two young children. During a search of the vehicle, agents recovered 244 grams of fentanyl, 83 grams of crack cocaine, and $7,820 in United States currency.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigated the case. 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Contact: 
Joel B. Casey Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated November 30, 2021