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Massachusetts Man Sentenced to Ten Years for Fentanyl Trafficking

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

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Steven Talbot, 32, of Wakefield, Massachusetts, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to ten years in prison and eight years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.  He pleaded guilty on March 23, 2018.

Court records reveal that on December 4, 2017, Talbot transported 80 grams of fentanyl from Massachusetts to Maine for distribution to a person working with law enforcement.  Law enforcement agents arrested Talbot and seized the fentanyl upon his arrival at the meeting location. 

Talbot faced an enhanced penalty based upon a prior felony conviction for drug trafficking.   

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration with assistance from the Maine State Police, and prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.  


David B. Joyce
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Updated September 20, 2018

Drug Trafficking