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New York City Man Sentenced to 135 Months for Drug Distribution

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Ambrose Wan, a/k/a “Ambrose Won,” a/k/a “Bruno,” 34, of New York, New York, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 135 months in prison and eight years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack” and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, crack and heroin, and possession with the 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 through a network of dealers in Central Maine.  On September 6, 2017 and again on September 28, 2017, the Waterville Police Department recovered drugs from two separate hotel rooms in the city.  The drugs were intended for distribution by Wan and others.

In imposing sentence, Judge Woodcock observed that Wan had been a “professional drug dealer” for most of his adult life.

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


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

Updated April 5, 2019

Drug Trafficking