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Dexter Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Cocaine and Oxycodone Trafficking Conspiracy

MAR 06 (BANGOR, 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 Mark Tasker, 49, of Dexter, Maine, was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to 10 years in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine and oxycodone and maintaining a drug involved premise.  He pleaded guilty on July 20, 2016.

According to court records, between January 2002 and November 2014, Tasker conspired with Kelli Mujo and her father, Roger Belanger, to distribute cocaine and oxycodone in the Dexter area. The drugs were acquired by Mujo and Belanger in Rhode Island and transported to Maine.  From January 2012 until November 2014, Tasker used his residence in Dexter to distribute them.  In sentencing the defendant, Judge Levy observed that the length and breadth of the conspiracy was “extraordinary” and that Tasker had participated in it during its entire existence.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, with assistance provided by the Dexter Police Department, the Penobscot, Somerset and Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Offices.


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