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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 18, 2014

Hudson Woman Sentenced to Three Years on Drug, Money Laundering and Firearms Charges

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

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced Alyssa
Farrington, 21, of Hudson, 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 conspiracy to
possess with intent to distribute and to distribute bath salts, money laundering conspiracy, and
aiding and abetting a felon’s possession of firearms.

According to court records, between mid-2011 and April 4, 2012, Farrington assisted her
boyfriend, Ryan Orton, in illegally obtaining and distributing six kilograms of methylone, over
two kilograms of methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), two of the most commonly abused
“bath salts,” and other drugs. Orton ordered the substances over the internet from China and had
them delivered to associates working with him. He paid for the shipments through wire transfers
made by Farrington and other associates. Once Orton obtained the drugs he and Farrington
distributed them throughout the Bangor area. On April 4, 2012, Orton and Farrington were
arrested and their residence, a storage unit and vehicle searched. Investigators seized, among
other things, drugs, firearms, a ballistic vest, night vision goggles, stun guns, and other
weapons. Orton was prohibited from possessing firearms because of prior felony drug
convictions. Farrington purchased several of the firearms for Orton who, as a felon, was
prohibited from purchasing them himself.

The investigation was conducted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and U.S.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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