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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 24, 2018

Three Plead Guilty to Conspiring to Distribute Heroin, Fentanyl and Crack

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Melina Snead, a/k/a “Lady,” 24, of Rochester, New York, Jeffrey Johnson, 57, of Gardiner, Maine, and Nicole Truman, a/k/a “Coley,” 32, of Augusta, Maine pled guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.” 

According to court records, between June 2015 and March 2017, the defendants conspired with others to acquire heroin, fentanyl and crack in Rochester and transport it to Central Maine for distribution. Snead sold the drugs in Central Maine. Johnson allowed Rochester conspirators to sell drugs from his residence and assisted in distributing, storing and transporting the drugs. Truman transported drugs from storage to residences for distribution.

The defendants face up to 20 years in prison term, a $1,000,000 fine, and between three years and life on supervised release.  

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance provided by the Augusta, Maine Police Department and was prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Contact: 
Joel B. Casey Assistant United States Attorney Tel: (207) 945-0373
Updated May 24, 2018