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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 15, 2015

Former Bucksport Resident Sentenced to 45 Months for Bath Salt Distribution Conspiracy

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

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that April
Kane, 29, formerly of Bucksport, Maine was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge
John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 45 months in prison and three years of supervised release for
conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute MDPV, a chemical compound
commonly referred to as “bath salts” or “monkey dust.”

According to court records, between April and December 2011, the defendant illegally
distributed MDPV in Penobscot County and elsewhere. The defendant distributed MDPV to
others who were using and selling the drug in the Bangor area. On November 3, 2011, she was
arrested by the Veazie Police Department after she was found in possession of over 180 grams of
MDPV, prescription drugs, marijuana, cash and a stun gun. Kane is one of eighteen defendants
who pleaded guilty to conspiring with Ryan Ellis to distribute the drug. Ellis previously pleaded
guilty and awaits sentencing.

The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency with assistance from
the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Veazie Police Department.

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Updated January 26, 2015