Father and Daughter Convicted of Drug Charges
Contact: Joel B. Casey
Assistant United States Attorneys
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Roger Belanger, 59, of Corinna, Maine and Kelli Mujo, 31, of Harmony and Wellington, Maine and Central Falls, Rhode Island, were convicted on Friday following a jury trial in U.S. District Court of conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute controlled substances and maintaining a drug involved premise.
The evidence at trial revealed that between 2002 and 2014 the defendants ran a cocaine and oxycodone distribution conspiracy that stretched from Rhode Island to the Dexter, Maine area. They obtained over 22 kilograms of cocaine and thousands of oxycodone pills in Rhode Island. Mujo and others transported it to Maine where it was distributed in Dexter and the surrounding communities.
They face between 10 years and life in prison, a $10,000,000 fine, and between five years and life on supervised release on the conspiracy charge and up to 20 years, a $500,000 fine, three years of supervised release on the premises charge.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, with assistance provided by the Dexter Police Department, and the Penobscot, Somerset and Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Offices.