Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

January 15, 2015

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: 617-557-2100

Former Bucksport Resident Sentenced To 45 Months For Bath Salt Distribution Conspiracy

(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 April Kane, - 29, formerly of Bucksport, Maine was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 45 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute MDPV, a chemical compound commonly referred to as “bath salts” or “monkey dust.”  

According to court records, between April and December 2011, the defendant illegally distributed MDPV in Penobscot County and elsewhere.  The defendant distributed MDPV to others who were using and selling the drug in the Bangor area.  On November 3, 2011, she was arrested by the Veazie Police Department after she was found in possession of over 180 grams of MDPV, prescription drugs, marijuana, cash and a stun gun.  Kane is one of 18 defendants who pleaded guilty to conspiring with Ryan Ellis to distribute the drug.  Ellis previously pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing.

The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency with assistance from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Veazie Police Department.

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