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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 12, 2014

Lewiston Man Pleads Guilty to Drug Conspiracy and Firearm Charges

Contact: Craig M. Wolff
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Lamar
Young, 27, of Lewiston, pled guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to distribute
and possess with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base, also known as crack
cocaine, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to court records, in late 2012 and early 2013, Young and other individuals sold
crack cocaine out of an apartment in Lewiston. Young and other members of the conspiracy
bought crack cocaine and cocaine powder from suppliers in Massachusetts, brought it to Maine,
cooked the powder into crack cocaine, packaged it for distribution, and sold it.

In March of this year, Young was arrested in the bedroom of an apartment in Lewiston.
After his arrest, officers found a digital scale and several plastic bags containing cocaine powder
and crack cocaine in a dresser drawer in the bedroom. Officers also found a Hi-Point .380 caliber
pistol in the bedroom that Young kept to protect the drug operation.

Young faces a sentence of between 5 and 40 years in prison and a $5,000,000 fine on the
drug conspiracy charge. He faces a sentence of no less than 5 years, to be imposed to run
consecutively to his drug conspiracy sentence, and a $250,000 fine on the firearm charge. He
will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation
Office.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and
Explosives; the Lewiston Police Department and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

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Updated January 26, 2015