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Massachusetts Man Convicted of Heroin and Crack Cocaine Trafficking

NOV 24 (PORTLAND, Maine) – Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Jean Valbrun, 27, of Mattapan, Massachusetts, was found guilty by a jury in U.S. District Court of possession with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine base, commonly known as, crack cocaine.

According to court records, on March 16, 2014, law enforcement officers seized 225 grams of heroin and 106 grams of crack cocaine from a vehicle driven by Valbrun.  The seizure occurred at a gas station in Auburn, Maine.  Valbrun faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.  He will be sentenced after the preparation of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. 

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Auburn and Lewiston Police Departments.  This investigation is part of the ongoing effort of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF), a partnership between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.  The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking, weapons trafficking and money laundering organizations, and those primarily responsible for the nation’s illegal drug supply.

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