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

Friday, January 9, 2015

Four Charged in Connection with Portland Crack Cocaine Arrests


Contact: Julia M. Lipez
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Marco
Gordon, a/k/a “D,” a/k/a “Detroit,” 34, of Detroit, Michigan; William Weston, a/k/a “Wild,”
34, of Portland; Russell Gordon, a/k/a “Murder,” a/k/a “M1,” a/k/a “Black,” a/k/a “B,” 31,
of Ansonia, Connecticut and Portland were arrested in Portland today and charged in U.S.
District Court by criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, also
known as, crack cocaine. Kristi Lowell, 30, of Portland, was also arrested in Portland today and
charged by criminal complaint with maintaining a place to make, distribute and use controlled

According to court records, the charges arise out of the distribution of crack cocaine in
Portland. This morning, federal, state and local agents arrested the four while executing
warrants. The defendants will make their initial appearances in the U.S. District Court in
Portland today.

Russell Gordon faces between five and 40 years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine. Lowell
faces up to 20 years in prison and a $500,000 fine. The other two defendants face up to 20 years
in prison and a $1,000,000 fine, or up to 30 years in prison and a $2,000,000 fine if they have a
prior felony drug conviction.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Portland,
Biddeford and Lewiston Police Departments; the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency; the Maine
State Police; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations,
the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives. The Portland Police Department Special Reaction Team assisted federal agents with
the entry and arrests.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent
unless proven guilty in a court of law.

Updated February 9, 2015