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New York Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Conspiring to Distribute Heroin, Fentanyl and Crack

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Denton Worrell, a/k/a “Lil D,” 21, of Rochester, New York, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Senior  Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute heroin, fentanyl and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.” The defendant pleaded guilty on May 8.

According to court records, between June 2015 and March 2017, Worrell conspired with others to acquire heroin, fentanyl and crack in Rochester and transport it to Central Maine for distribution. The defendant managed the operation and oversaw the distribution of drugs from 12 to 15 “trap houses” in Central Maine.

In imposing the sentence, Judge Woodcock noted that the defendant was a manager of a “very sophisticated” drug distribution operation based in Rochester and operating in Central Maine.

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 Police Department, 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 September 24, 2018

Drug Trafficking