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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Portland Man Sentenced to Almost Seven Years for Trafficking Bath Salts and Opiates

Contact: Daniel J. Perry
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  The Office of the United States Attorney announced that Jonathan Day, 42, of Portland, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to 80 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute bath salts, fentanyl, and heroin and for distributing heroin.  Day pleaded guilty to the charges on April 1, 2016.

According to court records, from February through May 2015, Day was involved in a conspiracy that distributed bath salts, heroin, and fentanyl. Heroin and fentanyl were obtained from sources in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and bath salts were obtained through the mail from a source outside the United States.  Day and his co-conspirators distributed the drugs to customers throughout the state.

This case results from an investigation conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Scarborough and Portland Police Departments.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated January 10, 2017