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Plymouth Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Heroin and Fentanyl Trafficking in Central Maine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine
Adam Johnson was found guilty by a federal jury in January

BANGOR, Maine:  A Plymouth man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor for conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances.

Chief U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker sentenced Adam Johnson, 32, to 180 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release. Johnson was found guilty by a federal jury following a two-day trial in January 2024.

According to evidence presented at trial, between June 2017 and February 2018, Johnson participated in a conspiracy to traffic fentanyl in central Maine. Johnson would travel out of state to meet the source and pick up heroin and fentanyl that he would then bring back to Maine to package and sell to dealers. The amount of fentanyl exceeded 400 grams. Just 2 milligrams of fentanyl is a potentially lethal dose.

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



Raphaelle Silver or Alisa Ross, Assistant United States Attorneys (207-945-0373)

Updated June 12, 2024

Drug Trafficking