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Massachusetts Man Convicted of Heroin Trafficking Conspiracy Charge

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank, announced that Myron Crosby, Jr., a/k/a “Templer”, 54, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was convicted yesterday following a four-day jury trial in U.S. District Court of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin. 

The evidence at trial established that between August 2015 and January 2016, Crosby supplied between 60,000 and 80,000 bags of heroin (totaling more than a kilogram) from his operations in Hartford, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts to co-conspirators from the Newport, Maine area who distributed the drugs in the Newport area.

The defendant faces between 10 years and life in prison, an $8,000,000 fine, and between eight years and life on supervised release.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance provided by the Maine and Massachusetts State Police, 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 August 6, 2018

Drug Trafficking