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New York Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin and Crack Trafficking

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Quinton Spinks, a/k/a “Q,” a/k/a “Travis,” 35, of Rochester, New York, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.”

According to court records, between November 2016 and September 2017, Spinks conspired with others from Rochester and Central Maine to acquire heroin and crack in Rochester and to distribute the drugs in Augusta and surrounding communities. 

The defendant faces up to 20 years in prison, between three years and life on supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S Probation Office.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, with significant assistance provided by the Maine State Police. The case was 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 August 6, 2019

Drug Trafficking