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Recovery of 1299 Grams of Fentanyl, 227 Grams of Methamphetamine, and Firearms Leads to 15+ Year Sentence for Wade Man

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine
Drugs, cash, firearms & ammunition seized from Daniel White’s residence

BANGOR, Maine: A Wade man was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor for possession of fentanyl and methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of controlled substances, and conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl.

U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. sentenced Daniel White, 57, to 188 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release. White pleaded guilty on July 24, 2023.

According to court records, on November 30, 2022, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) agents executed a search warrant at White’s home in Wade. Drug paraphernalia, three pistols and two rifles, and $12,586 in drug proceeds were found in the residence. Investigators recovered more than 1299 grams of fentanyl from White’s bedroom, near a loaded weapon. Just 2 milligrams of fentanyl is considered a potentially lethal dose. Investigators also recovered more than 227 grams of methamphetamine.

The investigation revealed that between January 1, 2021, and November 30, 2022, White conspired with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, 500 grams or more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine, and 400 grams or more of fentanyl. During this time, White regularly obtained the drugs from his out-of-state source of supply and would distribute the drugs through a network of dealers in Aroostook County.

The DEA and MDEA investigated the case.



Joel B. Casey, Assistant United States Attorney (207-945-0373)

Updated January 17, 2024

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses