Former Brunswick Man Sentenced to Almost 17 Years on Drug Charge
Contact: Darcie N. McElwee
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Garry Collins, 46, formerly of Brunswick, Maine, was sentenced on February 26, 2015 in U.S. District Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to 200 months in prison and eight years of supervised release for possessing with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of cocaine base, or crack cocaine. Collins pleaded guilty on October 1, 2014.
According to evidence presented at the plea and sentencing hearings, on June 3, 2013, Collins and others packaged crack cocaine for distribution at a Portland hotel. The next day, he was found by Portland Police officers with just under 60 grams of crack cocaine and arrested.
Based on prior convictions for drug trafficking and criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, Collins was subject to an enhanced sentence as a career offender.
The investigation was conducted by the Portland Police Department, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.