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New Vineyard Man Indicted on Drug Distribution Charges

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

Bangor, Maine:  Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that Jordan Richard, 24, of New Vineyard, Maine and formerly of Rangeley, Maine, was indicted last week by a federal grand jury for distributing cocaine. 


If convicted, Richard faces up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine.


The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Maine State Police; and the Rangeley Police Department. 


An indictment is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.


Joel B. Casey
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated September 21, 2017

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