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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Maine

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Portland Man Sentenced to Almost 15 Years on Drug Charges

Contact: David B. Joyce
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that George Noonan, 51, of Portland, Maine, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to 176 months in prison and 8 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute cocaine and distribution of cocaine. Noonan pleaded guilty on November 19, 2014.

According to court records, between early 2010 and June 2013, Noonan and others acquired cocaine in Massachusetts and distributed over 1,200 grams of it in the Portland area.  Noonan was subject to an enhanced sentence as a career offender because this conviction was his third felony drug trafficking conviction.

This case was investigated by the Southern Maine Gang Task Force, which is comprised of agents and officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; and the Portland and Biddeford Police Departments.  The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency also participated in the investigation.

Updated March 5, 2015