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Trenton Man Pleads Guilty to Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Timothy Levesque, 53, of Trenton, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court records, on the evening of May 12, 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard boarded the defendant’s boat off the coast of Lamoine, Maine while conducting a routine maritime safety and law enforcement patrol.  The boat was registered to the defendant and he was the only person on board at the time.  A search of the pilot house revealed four firearms within feet of where the defendant had been sitting.  The defendant was aware that the firearms were on the boat and was prohibited from possessing firearms as the result of prior felony drug possession convictions.

The defendant faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Maine Marine Patrol.


Andrew McCormack
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated December 18, 2018

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