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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 7, 2016

Lewiston Man Sentenced to 7 Years For Trafficking Heroin, Oxycodone, Crack and Cocaine and Possessing Firearms During the Drug Trafficking

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

Portland, Maine:  Matthew Mennealy, 34, of Lewiston, Maine, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge George Z. Singal for his involvement in distributing heroin, oxycodone, crack and cocaine and possessing firearms while drug trafficking.  Mennealy received a sentence of 84 months in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release for these crimes.

According to Court records, in December 2014, agents stopped a vehicle in which Mennealy was a passenger.  The agents subsequently searched the vehicle and located cocaine base, oxycodone pills, heroin, and a loaded 22 caliber handgun which had a live round in the chamber.

Agents later sought and obtained a search warrant for Mennealy’s residence.  The subsequent search of the residence revealed a bin hidden in the basement ceiling that contained 46 grams of cocaine base, 79 grams of cocaine, 59 grams of heroin, and 106 oxycodone 30 mg. pills.  The agents discovered a loaded pistol secreted under a pillow in the master bedroom and a loaded handgun in the kitchen next to a surveillance system.

Mennealy was charged with the drug trafficking crimes and possessing firearms in relation to those drug crimes in June 2015.  Mennealy pleaded guilty to those charges on January 26, 2016. 

This case results from a collaborative investigation conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated July 7, 2016