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

Friday, December 2, 2016

New York Man Sentenced to 11½ Years for Distributing Heroin

Contact: Julia M. Lipez
Jamie R. Guerrette
Assistant United States Attorneys
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Todd Rasberry, a/k/a “Champagne,” 35, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to 11½ years in prison and three years of supervised release for distributing heroin. The defendant pled guilty to the charge on June 15, 2016.

Court records reveal that on July 15, 2015, federal agents learned that an individual was delivering heroin to a location in Portland.  Agents confronted the individual, seized heroin that was packaged for sale, and learned that the individual’s heroin source was located in a motel room in Scarborough, Maine.  Agents went to the motel room, seized 51 grams of heroin, packaging material and a digital scale, and arrested the defendant.

This case was investigated the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Scarborough Police Department.

Drug Trafficking
Updated December 5, 2016