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District of Maine

Thursday, July 19, 2018

New York Man Sentenced to Nearly 12 Years for Furanyl Fentanyl and Crack Trafficking

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Dejuan Rabb, also known as “Slim,” 36, of Brooklyn, New York, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to 140 months in prison and six years of supervised release for distribution of furanyl fentanyl, a fentanyl analogue, and possession with intent to distribute, furanyl fentanyl and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.”  Rabb pled guilty on March 12, 2018. 

Court records reveal that on August 30, 2017, Rabb distributed furanyl fentanyl to an individual working with police. The next day, after conducting a second purchase of furanyl fentanyl from Rabb’s co-conspirator, Donttey Collazo, agents searched two apartments used by Rabb and Collazo to distribute drugs and seized furanyl fentanyl, crack and $2,000. 

In sentencing Rabb, Judge Singal noted: “fentanyl has eclipsed all other illicit substances in terms of its tragic impact on the population in this District.”  On April 3, 2018, Judge Singal sentenced Collazo to 28 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency; the Lewiston and Auburn police departments; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Central Maine Violent Crimes Task Force, and was prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.

Drug Trafficking
Jamie R. Guerrette Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated July 19, 2018