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Gardiner Man Sentenced to Three Years for Conspiring to Distribute Heroin and Crack

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Jeffrey Johnson, 58, of Gardiner, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr.  to three years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.” He was also ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.  The defendant pled guilty on May 24, 2018.

According to court records, between June 2015 and March 2017, Johnson conspired with others to acquire heroin, fentanyl and crack in Rochester, New York and transport it to Central Maine for distribution. The defendant allowed Rochester dealers to sell narcotics from his residence, then in Chelsea, Maine, set up drug deals and provided transportation for drug deals. 

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance provided by the Augusta Police Department. This case was investigated and prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.


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

Updated December 18, 2018

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