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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 2, 2015

Gorham Man Sentenced to Almost 6 years on Drug Trafficking and Firearms Charges

Contact: Daniel J. Perry
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Richard Magee, 58, of Gorham, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to 70 months in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release for distributing cocaine and possessing firearms after having been convicted of a felony.  Magee pleaded guilty to these offenses on October 29, 2014.

In August and September 2013, agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) learned that Magee was acquiring cocaine from an out of state source and distributing it in Maine.  In October 2013, agents executed a search warrant at Magee’s residence and found a cocaine processing station in his basement that was used to add a cutting agent to the cocaine and “re-rock” it.  Agents also seized five firearms from his bedroom.

This case results from a joint investigation conducted by DEA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Portland Police Department and the ongoing effort of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), a partnership between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.  The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.

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Updated March 3, 2015