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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Four Plead Guilty to Trafficking Heroin, Crack and Oxycodone

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Yanel Greene, a/k/a “Nel”, 37, of Brewer, Maine; and Syriane Baldwin, a/k/a “Del”, 31, and Quindell Smallwood, a/k/a “Queezo”, 37, both of Bangor; pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to conspiring to distribute and distributing heroin, cocaine base, commonly known as crack, and oxycodone.  Alialin Doughty, a/k/a “Ally”, 38, of Old Town, Maine, pleaded guilty to maintaining drug-involved premises.  All were charged by indictment on January 19, 2017.

 

According to court records, between January 2013 and September 2015, the group conspired with others to distribute heroin, crack and oxycodone in the Bangor area and elsewhere.  Greene obtained the drugs from out-of-state sources and had them transported to Maine by other conspirators.  Baldwin, Smallwood, Grant and other conspirators distributed the drugs to customers in the Bangor area.  Doughty rented an apartment in Bangor that was used to facilitate drug trafficking.

 

Greene, Baldwin and Smallwood face up to 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine and from three years to life on supervised release.  Doughty faces up to 20 years in prison, a $500,000 fine and from three years to life on supervised release. 

 

The case was related to the heroin conspiracy prosecution of Mario Lee, a/k/a “Moe,” who, on May 5, 2017, was sentenced to over 18 years in prison.  On June 29, 2017, Duval Grant, a/k/a “Val”, 25, formerly of the Bronx, New York, pleaded guilty to the conspiracy charge and awaits sentencing. 

 

The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. This case was investigated and prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.

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Drug Trafficking
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Contact: 
Joel B. Casey Andrew McCormack Assistant United States Attorneys Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated October 25, 2017