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Lewiston Man Sentenced to 14 Years for Drug Trafficking

FEB 25 (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 Romelly Dastinot a/k/a “Marcus,” 35, of Lewiston, Maine, was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to 14 years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute cocaine base (also known as crack cocaine), heroin and oxycodone.  He pleaded guilty on April 17, 2015.

According to Court records, between 2012 and 2014, Dastinot was a leader of a drug trafficking organization that transported crack cocaine, heroin and oxycodone from Massachusetts to Androscoggin County, Maine, for further distribution.  Twelve co-defendants have already been sentenced in connection with this investigation.  Three other co-defendants await sentencing.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Maine State Police, the Auburn and Lewiston Police Departments, and the Androscoggin County Sheriff’s Office.  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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