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Newport Man Sentenced to Over Seven Years for Conspiring to Distribute Over a Kilogram of Heroin

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Todd Shorey, 54 of Newport, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Senior Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 84 months in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute over a kilogram of heroin.  He was also fined $5,000. Shorey pleaded guilty on April 24, 2017.

According to court records, between May 2015 and January 2016, Shorey conspired with Jamie Akerson and others to obtain large quantities of heroin on a weekly basis from an out-of-state supplier and to have it distributed by others throughout Central Maine. 

In imposing the sentence, Judge Woodcock described Shorey as a “traitor” to his community.

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 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 25, 2018

Drug Trafficking