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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Biddeford Maine Man Sentenced To 15 Years On Drug Charges

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Frederick Drane, 48, of Biddeford, Maine, was sentenced on Monday in the United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire on one count of conspiracy to possess in excess of 28 grams of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it, and one count of possessing crack cocaine with the intent to distribute it.  The Court imposed a term of 15 years’ imprisonment, to be followed by 8 years of supervised release.

            In October 2012, Drane was pulled over by the New Hampshire state police for a motor vehicle infraction.  During the ensuing stop, authorities located a crack pipe and more than 28 grams of crack cocaine in the vehicle, already packaged for sale.

            The case was investigated by the New Hampshire State Police, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Seth Aframe and Nick Abramson.

Updated April 13, 2015