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Hermon Woman Pleads Guilty to Heroin, Fentanyl and Crack Trafficking Conspiracy

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Harli Wells, 29, of Hermon, Maine, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to conspiring to distribute heroin, fentanyl and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.” 

According to court records, between January 2016 and February 2017, Wells conspired with others to acquire heroin, fentanyl and crack in Waterbury, Connecticut and distribute the drugs in Penobscot County. Wells sold the drugs to customers and also delivered drugs to customers for other members of the conspiracy.  

The defendant faces up to 20 years in prison, between three years and life on supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine.  She will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency 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 July 24, 2018

Drug Trafficking