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New York Man Sentenced to Prison for Trafficking Heroin and Cocaine Base

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

Bangor, Maine:  A Rochester, New York man was sentenced today in federal court in Bangor for distributing heroin and conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine base, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.

U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. sentenced Sharoz Haywood, a/k/a “Baby Dreads,” a/k/a “Rah Rah,” 22, to two years in prison and three years of supervised release. Haywood pleaded guilty in March 2019.

According to court records, between November 2016 and September 2017, Haywood and others conspired to distribute cocaine base and heroin in central Maine. Haywood and other individuals sold the drugs, which were being transported from Rochester, New York. In July 2017, Haywood sold heroin to an informant for the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA).

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; and the MDEA investigated the case. The case was prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s program to combat the opioid epidemic.


Joel B. Casey
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated September 30, 2019

Drug Trafficking