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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Portland Man Sentenced to Six Years for Cocaine Trafficking

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Hadelyn Richardson, 26, of Portland, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to six years in prison and four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine.  He was also fined $10,000.  Upon release from prison, he faces deportation to the Dominican Republic.  He pleaded guilty on January 30, 2018.

Court records reveal that on June 21, 2017, law enforcement agents intercepted a package sent from Puerto Rico to the defendant’s residence containing about four kilograms of cocaine.  During the ensuing search of his residence, agents seized 3.5 kilograms of cocaine and a firearm. 

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service with assistance from the Portland Police Department.  The prosecution is a result of the ongoing efforts by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), a partnership between federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies.  The OCDETF mission is to identify, investigate, and prosecute high-level members of drug trafficking enterprises, bringing together the combined expertise and unique abilities of federal, state, and local law enforcement.  

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Contact: 
David B. Joyce Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 780-3257
Updated June 20, 2018