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Waterville Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charges

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

BANGOR, Maine: A Waterville man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court to three drug-related offenses, including conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.

According to court records, Rodney Lacroix, 32, distributed fentanyl in Kennebec County between May 2017 and October 2018. He obtained fentanyl from out-of-state sources and used a network of distributors to sell in excess of 400 grams of the drug.

Lacroix faces at least 15 years in prison and up to life. He also faces a $20 million fine and at least ten years of supervised release. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the case with assistance provided by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Waterville Police Department and the Maine State Police. 


Raphaelle A. Silver
Assistant U.S. Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Updated December 17, 2020

Drug Trafficking