October 07, 2014
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: 617-557-2100
Massachusetts Man Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison For Cocaine Trafficking Conspiracy
PORTLAND, Maine - Michael J. Ferguson, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration New England division and United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Brian Wilkerson - , 36, of Dorchester, Massachusetts was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal to 15 years in prison and eight years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute cocaine. Wilkerson pleaded guilty on October 28, 2013.
According to court records, from early 2012 until June 2013, Wilkerson supplied kilogram quantities of cocaine to David Goyette in Auburn, Maine. Goyette and others distributed the cocaine to customers in the greater Lewiston/Auburn area. Goyette pleaded guilty to conspiracy and cocaine distribution charges on August 29, 2014 and awaits sentencing.
This case results from a joint investigation conducted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Lewiston and Auburn Police Departments and the ongoing effort of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task (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.