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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 24, 2018

New York City Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking Heroin, Fentanyl, Cocaine and Crack

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Ambrose Wan, a/k/a “Ambrose Won,” a/k/a “Bruno,” 33, of New York, New York, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack;” possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, crack and heroin; and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin and cocaine.

According to court records, between July and September 2017 Wan conspired with others to distribute the drugs in Central Maine. The drugs were obtained from sources in New York and distributed throughout Central Maine by a network of dealers.  On September 6 and 28, 2017, police recovered drugs from two hotel rooms in Waterville intended for distribution by Wan and others.

The defendant faces between 10 years and life in prison, a $10,000,000 fine and between eight years and life on supervised release. Wan faces enhanced penalties by virtue of a prior conviction for a felony drug offense. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

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

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Drug Trafficking
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Contact: 
Joel B. Casey Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated May 24, 2018