Old Town Woman Sentenced to 5½ Years for Crack Distribution Conspiracy
Contact: Joel B. Casey
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Fern Dowling, 40, of Old Town, Maine was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 5½ years in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.”
According to court records, between January 2010 and August 2013, the defendant distributed 7.8 kilograms of crack in Penobscot County and elsewhere. She sold half-gram bags for $50 and gram bags for $100. She transferred the proceeds of her sales to her source of supply in the New Haven, Connecticut area and got cash and crack in exchange. Members of the conspiracy from New Haven included members of the Red Side Guerilla Brims, a violent street gang affiliated with the Almighty Blood Nation, a national street gang.
The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the New Haven, Connecticut Office of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the City of New Haven Department of Police Services.