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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 4, 2021

New York Man Sentenced for Crack Cocaine Trafficking

BANGOR, Maine:  A Bronx, New York man was sentenced today in federal court for possessing cocaine base, aka crack cocaine, with intent to distribute, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced.

U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker sentenced Christopher Martinez, 31, to 85 months in prison and four years of supervised release. Martinez pleaded guilty on November 20, 2020.

According to court records, on May 2, 2020, law enforcement executed a search warrant at a residence in Cutler, Maine. During the search, law enforcement officers recovered cocaine base, heroin, a firearm and more than $4,000. Martinez and others were engaged in the distribution of controlled substances from the residence.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the FBI, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Hancock and Washington County Sheriff’s Offices, and the Maine State Police investigated the case.

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at www.justice.gov/OCDETF.

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Drug Trafficking
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Contact: 
David B. Joyce Assistant U.S. Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated May 4, 2021