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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

New York Man Pleads Guilty to Heroin, Fentanyl and Crack Trafficking Conspiracy Charge

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Denton Worrell, a/k/a “Lil D”, 20, of Rochester, New York, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.” 

According to court records, between June 2015 and March 2017, Worrell conspired with others to acquire heroin, fentanyl and crack in Rochester, New York and transport it to Central Maine for distribution. The defendant and other conspirators from Rochester sold the drugs in Central Maine.  In exchange for crack or heroin, Central Maine residents allowed the Rochester conspirators to sell drugs from more than 12 of their residences and assisted them in distributing, storing and transporting the drugs. 

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

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Contact: 
Joel B. Casey Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated May 10, 2018