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North Anson Man Faces Mandatory Minimum 5+ Years for Fentanyl Trafficking in Somerset County

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine
Defendant was found with 758.91 grams of fentanyl – 379,000 potentially lethal doses

BANGOR, Maine: A North Anson man pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Bangor to possessing fentanyl with intent to distribute.

According to court records, in January 2023, Cody Mosher, 29, led law enforcement on a high-speed chase through Norridgewock and Madison. When Mosher was apprehended, officers located approximately 758.91 grams of fentanyl, 21 grams of cocaine, a substantial amount of cash, and more than 300 pills in the vehicle. Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid that is up to 50 times stronger than heroin and 100 times stronger than morphine. Just 2 mg of fentanyl is considered a lethal dose; the amount seized represented more than 379,000 lethal doses.

Mosher faces a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 40 years in prison and a fine up to $5 million, followed by a minimum of four years and up to a lifetime of supervised release. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigative report by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.



Raphaelle Silver, Assistant United States Attorney (207-945-0373

Updated September 1, 2023

Drug Trafficking