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Bangor Resident Sentenced to Over Three Years for Bath Salt Distribution Conspiracy

JAN 20 (BANGOR, Maine) - Michael J. Ferguson, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Elizabeth Mikotowicz, 26, Bangor, Maine was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor to 37 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute MDPV, a chemical compound commonly referred to as “bath salts” or “monkey dust.”   Mikotowicz pleaded guilty to the charge on May 12, 2014.

According to court records, between April and December 2011, the defendant illegally distributed MDPV in Penobscot County and elsewhere.  The defendant distributed MDPV to others who were using and selling the drug in the Bangor area.  Mikotowicz is one of 18 defendants who pleaded guilty to conspiring with Ryan Ellis to distribute the drug.  Ellis previously pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency with assistance from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.


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