Contact: Daniel J. Perry
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Andre Hunter, 48, of Rochester, New Hampshire was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen to 235 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and heroin. He pled guilty to the charges on December 18, 2014.
According to court records, from April 2014 until his arrest in October 2014, Hunter distributed between 700 and 1,000 grams of heroin to dealers in Portland and Rochester who distributed it to customers in those areas. On September 26, 2014, Hunter was stopped while driving from Rochester to Portland because the police suspected he was delivering drugs. A search of his vehicle led to the seizure of about 24 grams of heroin and 5 grams of cocaine. A search of his Rochester residence resulted in the seizure of a digital scale with drug residue, drug packaging and $30,000.
This case results from a joint investigation conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maine State Police and the Strafford County Drug Task Force.