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New York City Man Sentenced to Over Two Years for Drug Conspiracy

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Duval Grant, a/k/a “Val”, 25, of Bangor, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge Nancy Torresen to 28 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and distributing heroin, cocaine base, commonly known as crack, and oxycodone.


According to court records, between January 2013 and September 2015, Grant conspired with others to distribute heroin, crack, and oxycodone in the Bangor area and elsewhere.  After the drugs were obtained from out-of-state sources and transported back to Maine, Grant and others sold them to customers in the Bangor area.  Grant was found to be responsible for distributing over 200 grams of heroin during the four-month period that he participated in the conspiracy.


Chief Judge Torresen varied the defendant’s sentence downward because, among other things, he faces deportation proceedings at the conclusion of his sentence.


The case was related to the prior prosecution of Mario Lee, a/k/a “Moe,” who was sentenced to 218 months imprisonment for his role in the conspiracy.  The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. 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
(207) 945-0373

Updated October 31, 2017

Drug Trafficking