Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Jay Man Sentenced for Conspiring to Distribute Methamphetamine

 BANGOR, Maine: A Jay man was sentenced today in federal court for conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced.

U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker sentenced Brian Holmes, 42, to 200 months in prison and 10 years of supervised release. Holmes pleaded guilty in February 2020.

According to court records, between January 2017 and August 2018, Holmes and other members of the conspiracy distributed large quantities of methamphetamine in northern Maine. Holmes recruited and directed others to distribute the drugs. Holmes and other members obtained the drugs from out-of-state sources in Colorado and Arizona. The organization sent thousands of dollars in cash to those sources to supply its drug trafficking enterprise.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigated the case. 

This prosecution is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

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