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Press Release

Portland Man Pleads Guilty to Crack Cocaine Conspiracy

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

Contact: Michael J. Conley
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that
Hamadi Hassan, 26, of Portland, pled guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to conspiring to
distribute crack cocaine.

According to court records, between November 2010 and February 2012, the defendant
was the leader of a drug trafficking conspiracy that acquired cocaine in Boston and distributed
crack cocaine in the greater Portland area. The defendant took orders for crack cocaine from
customers and co-conspirators, transported cocaine from Boston to Maine, and prepared,
packaged and delivered crack cocaine to his customers and co-conspirators.

Hassan faces a mandatory minimum of 5 years and up to 40 years in prison, a $5,000,000
fine, or both. He will be sentenced after completion of a pre-sentence investigation report by the
U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the
Portland Police Department, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Maine State Police and
the Southern Maine Gang Task Force, which is a task force comprised of agents and officers
from FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Department of Homeland
Security, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Portland and Biddeford Police

Updated January 26, 2015