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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 18, 2016

Sanford Man Sentenced More Than 11 Years on Drug Trafficking and Firearms Charges

Contact: Benjamin M. Block
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Jesse Roy, 37, of Sanford, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to 140 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. 

According to court records, from around June 2014 until October 20, 2014, Roy conspired to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Sanford, Maine area and elsewhere.  On October 20, 2014, a search warrant executed at Roy’s residence in Sanford resulted in the seizure of about 94 grams of heroin, $24,500 in U.S. currency, and a Davis Industries, model P380, .380 caliber handgun.  Several months after his arrest, Roy sent two letters to his co-defendant setting forth a false narrative regarding the charges they faced in an effort to obstruct the investigation and prosecution.

Roy was sentenced to 80 months in prison for his role in the narcotics distribution conspiracy and an additional five years for the possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.  Judge Levy enhanced Roy’s sentence because of his attempt to obstruct justice and for acting as a manager or supervisor of the drug distribution conspiracy. 

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Sanford Police Department.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Project Safe Neighborhoods
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Updated July 19, 2016