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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Massachusetts Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Conspiring to Distribute and Possessing with Intent to Distribute Heroin

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Myron Crosby, Jr., a/k/a “Templer,” 56, of Springfield, Massachusetts, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 14 years in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possessing with the intent to distribute a kilogram or more of heroin.  Crosby was convicted on August 2, 2018, following a four-day jury trial.

The evidence at trial established that between August 2015 and January 2016, Crosby conspired to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin.  He was the Massachusetts source of 60,000 to 80,000 bags of heroin acquired in Hartford, Connecticut and Springfield, Massachusetts that were brought to Maine and distributed by co-conspirators in the Newport, Maine area.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance provided by the Maine and Massachusetts State Police and the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, and prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.

Drug Trafficking
Joel B. Casey Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated July 30, 2019