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Recovery of Nearly a Kilo of Fentanyl in Scarborough Leads to 13 Year Sentence for Massachusetts Man

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

PORTLAND, Maine: A career offender from Lawrence, Massachusetts was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Portland for possessing 400 grams or more of fentanyl with intent to distribute.

Chief Judge Jon D. Levy sentenced Eddy Azcona, aka Cucu, 27, to 13 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release. Azcona pleaded guilty on July 31, 2023.

According to court records, in February 2023, members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), assisted by members of the Scarborough Police Department, arranged to make a controlled purchase of approximately a kilogram of fentanyl from Azcona. When Azcona arrived to complete the drug deal in a shopping center parking lot in Scarborough, law enforcement approached him and he attempted to flee. Driving his vehicle at high speed, Azcona crashed into an unmarked police vehicle, lost control of his vehicle and hit a light pole in the parking lot. Investigators recovered 975.4 grams of fentanyl from Azcona.

At the time of his federal arrest, Azcona had prior state convictions for drug offenses in both New Hampshire and Maine.

The DEA and Scarborough Police Department investigated this case.



Lindsay Feinberg, Assistant United States Attorney (207-780-3257)

Updated December 15, 2023

Drug Trafficking