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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 21, 2017

Standish Man Sentenced to More than Five Years for Drug Trafficking

Portland, Maine:  Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that Kyle Braga, 28, of Standish, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to 63 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possessing with intent to distribute heroin, cocaine, and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.”  He pleaded guilty on April 4, 2017.

 

Court records reveal that on January 20, 2016, the defendant distributed cocaine.  Following this distribution, law enforcement stopped his car and seized heroin, cocaine, and crack from a magnetic box under the car. 

 

The investigation was conducted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in conjunction with the Southern Maine Gang Task Force, which is comprised of agents and officers from the FBI; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; and the Portland, South Portland, and Lewiston Police Departments.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Contact: 
David B. Joyce Assistant United States Attorney (207) 780-3257
Updated September 21, 2017