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Former Lewiston Man Sentenced to Nine Years for Crack Distribution Conspiracy

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine

Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that Lamar Young, 30, formerly of Lewiston, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to nine years in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.” He pleaded guilty on November 28, 2016.

According to court records, in late 2012 and early 2013, Young and other conspirators sold cocaine base out of an apartment in Lewiston. The conspirators pooled money to purchase powder cocaine and crack from suppliers in Massachusetts, had it transported to Maine, cooked powder cocaine into crack, and packaged it for distribution from the apartment.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Lewiston Police Department; and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Updated April 24, 2017

Drug Trafficking