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Portland Man Sentenced to 15 Years for Drug and Firearm Charges Following Fatal Overdose by Saco Resident

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

PORTLAND, Maine: A Portland man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Portland for drug trafficking and firearm offenses, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.

U.S. District Judge George Z. Singal sentenced Hunter York, 23, to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release. York was also ordered to forfeit four firearms and more than $15,000 in drug proceeds. He pleaded guilty on March 3, 2022.

According to court records, on January 31, 2020, York distributed cocaine and fentanyl to a Saco resident who fatally overdosed. Five days later, the Portland Police Department conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by York and discovered MDMA, fentanyl and two firearms during a search of the vehicle. Two additional firearms and more than 800 grams of fentanyl were recovered during a search of York’s residence.  

This was a joint investigation involving the Portland, Biddeford, and Saco police departments as well as the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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

Updated September 29, 2022

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