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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 13, 2017

Whitefield Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Illegal Possession of a Firearm

Contact: David B. Joyce
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Peter Poland, 44, of Whitefield, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to seven years in prison and three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  He was also sentenced to serve a consecutive term of one year and one day in prison for violating the terms of his supervised release. Poland pleaded guilty to the offense on September 28, 2016.

According to court records, in March 2016, the defendant burglarized a residence in Whitefield and stole three firearms.  At the time, he was prohibited from possessing firearms because of a prior felony drug conviction for which he was on supervised release.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.

Topic(s): 
Firearms Offenses
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Updated January 17, 2017