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

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Eddington Man Sentenced to Over Six Years on Firearms and Heroin Charges

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

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that
Nicholas McDonald, 33, of Eddington, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by
Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 75 months in prison and three years of supervised release
for possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of a firearm by a felon. He pleaded
guilty on March 4, 2014.

According to Court records, on April 5, 2013, the defendant was arrested after he fled
from a vehicle that was stopped by law enforcement agents in Holden, Maine. He was found
hiding in the woods nearby. Following his arrest, he was taken to a local hospital for medical
treatment where agents discovered a package of heroin concealed inside his body. In the vehicle,
agents found a safe containing a Sig Sauer Model P226, 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, a digital
scale, and items typically used to package illegal drugs. The defendant’s DNA was found on the
safe and firearm. He was prohibited from possession firearms because he was convicted in
Maine in 2006 of felony failure to report to serve a sentence of imprisonment.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the
Holden Police Department, the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of
the Brewer Police Department, the Maine State Police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives.

Updated January 26, 2015