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New Hampshire Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine

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

PORTLAND, Maine: A New Hampshire man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Portland for conspiring to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced.

U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby sentenced Joseph Fall, 40, to 78 months in prison and five years of supervised release. Fall pleaded guilty on March 29, 2021. 

According to court records, between March 2018 and February 2019, Fall conspired with his wife and others to distribute methamphetamine in New Hampshire and Maine. During the conspiracy, Fall and his wife were stopped by the Illinois State Police while bringing methamphetamine back to New England from California. Law enforcement officers seized nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine from their vehicle as part of that traffic stop. Investigators later made multiple controlled purchases of methamphetamine from Fall and his co-conspirators. Fall was living in Rumford, Maine at the time.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Rumford Police Department, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the New Hampshire State Police, the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Drug Task Force, the Carroll County (New Hampshire) Sheriff’s Office and the Illinois State Police investigated the case.


Sheila W. Sawyer
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Updated August 19, 2021

Drug Trafficking