Penobscot Man Faces up to 40 Years, $5M fine for Fentanyl Trafficking
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine
BANGOR, Maine: A Penobscot man pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Bangor to possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute.
According to court records, in October 2021, Christopher Beaucage, 38, along with a co-conspirator, were stopped by a Bucksport police officer. After a search of the vehicle revealed approximately 60 grams of fentanyl, Beaucage admitted the fentanyl belonged to him and was arrested on outstanding warrants. While he was incarcerated, monitored and recorded phone calls revealed that Beaucage and others engaged in drug trafficking activities. Details discussed included traveling out of state to meet with a source, the prices of the narcotics and customers in Maine.
Beaucage faces up to 40 years in prison and a $5 million fine. 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, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Bucksport Police Department investigated the case.
Raphaelle Silver, Assistant United States Attorney (207-945-0373)
Updated May 24, 2023