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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Thursday, April 4, 2019

New York Man Sentenced to 130 Months for Crack, Heroin and Fentanyl Trafficking

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Frankie Dejesus, 29, of Rochester, New York, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 130 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.” 

According to court records, between June 2015 and March 2017, Dejesus conspired with others to acquire heroin, fentanyl and crack in Rochester and to distribute it from at least 12 residences in Central Maine. The defendant was sent to Central Maine to distribute the drugs while residing with several Central Maine residents who were paid in heroin and crack for their participation. 

On June 26, 2016, Dejesus exchanged gunfire with Reginald McBride in the parking lot of the Walmart in Augusta, Maine.  In imposing sentence, Judge Woodcock recounted the drug-related backdrop leading up to the “wild west shootout” between Dejesus and McBride.

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. This case was investigated and prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.

Drug Trafficking
Joel B. Casey Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated April 4, 2019