Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

September 16, 2015

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: (617) 557-2100

Woodland Man Pleads Guilty To Bath Salts Distribution Conspiracy

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 Preston Brown, Sr. - , 51, of Woodland, Maine, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute bath salts.

According to court records, between about June 2012 and June 2014, Brown conspired with others in Aroostook County to obtain and distribute bath salts.  On multiple occasions, Brown ordered bath salts over the internet from China for personal use and to sell to other conspirators.  

The defendant faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine
Drug Enforcement Agency with assistance from the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

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