November 18, 2014
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: (617) 557-2100
Waterville Man Sentenced To More Than 15 Years For Cocaine And Oxycodone Trafficking
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 Maurice McCray, 34, of Waterville, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Bangor by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 188 months in prison and six years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute oxycodone and 500 grams or more of cocaine. McCray pleaded guilty on March 26, 2013.
Court records reveal that between January 1, 2012 and March 17, 2012, McCray obtained over 500 grams of cocaine and over 6500 oxycodone tablets from New York City, transported them to Waterville himself or using numerous couriers, and distributed them in Kennebec and Somerset Counties.
In reviewing McCray’s nearly 20 year criminal history, Chief Judge Woodcock noted that the only time McCray was not breaking the law was when he was in jail. He added that drug dealing was “a way of life and a business” for McCray who had some good personal qualities, but no “moral compass.”
The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Office of Homeland Security Investigations; the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency; the Maine State Police; the Police Departments of Waterville, Augusta, Fairfield, Oakland, and Skowhegan; and the Somerset and Kennebec County Sheriff’s Offices. The Kennebec and Somerset County District Attorney’s Offices and the Office of the Maine Attorney General also provided assistance in the investigation.