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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 29, 2016

Rumford Man Sentenced to Four Years for Firearm Possession

Contact: Jonathan R. Chapman
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Troy Blanchard, 27 of Rumford, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to four years in prison and three years of supervised release for possessing a firearm after having been convicted of a felony.

According to court records, on January 19, 2016, officers of the Rumford Police Department saw Blanchard walking on a street in that town carrying a shotgun.  Blanchard then dropped the firearm and entered a nearby residence.  The police recovered the shotgun and then arrested Blanchard at the residence.  Blanchard was prohibited under federal law from possessing firearms because of a 2014 conviction in Oxford County for trafficking in drugs.

The case was investigated by the United States Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Rumford Police Department. 

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
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Updated September 2, 2016