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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Waterville Man Sentenced to More Than 15 Years for Cocaine and Oxycodone Trafficking

Contact: Joel B. Casey
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 945-0373

Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Maurice
McCray, 34, of Waterville, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor by
Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 188 months in prison and six years of supervised release
for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute oxycodone and 500 grams or
more of cocaine. McCray pled guilty on March 26, 2013.

Court records reveal that between January 1, 2012 and March 17, 2012, McCray obtained
over 500 grams of cocaine and over 6500 oxycodone tablets from New York City, transported
them to Waterville himself or using numerous couriers, and distributed them in Kennebec and
Somerset Counties.

In reviewing McCray’s nearly 20 year criminal history, Chief Judge Woodcock noted
that the only time McCray was not breaking the law was when he was in jail. He added that drug
dealing was “a way of life and a business” for McCray who had some good personal qualities,
but no “moral compass.”

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; the U.S.
Department of Homeland Security – Office of Homeland Security Investigations; the Maine
Drug Enforcement Agency; the Maine State Police; the Police Departments of Waterville,
Augusta, Fairfield, Oakland, and Skowhegan; and the Somerset and Kennebec County Sheriff’s
Offices. The Kennebec and Somerset County District Attorney’s Offices and the Office of the
Maine Attorney General also provided assistance in the investigation.

U.S. Attorney Delahanty praised the cooperation among these law enforcement agencies
noting that “this interstate drug trafficking organization was dismantled because local, state,
county and federal law enforcement agencies worked closely together.”

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Updated January 26, 2015