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New York Man Sentenced to Over Seven Years for Conspiring to Distribute Heroin and Crack

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Brent Hercules, a/k/a “Herc,” 32, of Rochester, New York, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Senior  Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 87 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.”

According to court records, between June 2015 and March 2017, Hercules conspired with others to acquire heroin, fentanyl and crack in Rochester and transport it to Central Maine for distribution. The defendant served as a courier.  He transported drugs and drug dealers from Rochester to Central Maine and brought drug proceeds back to Rochester. 

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 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 26, 2018

Drug Trafficking