BANGOR, Maine: A Rochester, New York man was sentenced in federal court in Bangor for conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine base (commonly known as “crack”), distributing heroin and crack, and conspiring to violate federal firearms laws, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.
U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. sentenced Deondray Warren, a/k/a “Mane,” a/k/a “Main,” a/k/a “Maine,” a/k/a “Manny,” 35, to 10 years and 11 months in prison and three years of supervised release for the drug trafficking offenses. Warren also received a concurrent sentence of five years in prison and three years of supervised release on the firearm conspiracy charge.
According to court records, between November 2016 and September 2017, Warren conspired with others from Rochester and Maine to distribute heroin and crack. Warren worked with others to sell drugs in central Maine that had been transported from Rochester. In addition, some of the people to whom Warren and other conspirators sold drugs also conspired with him to illegally obtain 12 firearms from Augusta-area firearms dealers. Warren and others recruited straw purchasers, gave them instructions on which firearms to purchase, and then paid them in cash or drugs to make the purchases using money that he provided. The firearms were then transported to Rochester. Warren used one of the firearms during a domestic violence incident involving his wife in Rochester when he fired several rounds at her.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigated the case. The case was prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s program to combat the opioid epidemic.
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