January 25, 2016
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: (617) 557-2100
Four Plead Guilty In Dexter, Maine Drug Conspiracy Case
BANGOR, Me. - Four Maine residents pleaded guilty today at the U.S. District Court in Bangor to conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute controlled substances. John Williams, 39, and Cynthia Williams, 43, both of Stetson, Maine, Whitney Chadbourne, 22, of Harmony, Maine and Corey Pomerleau, 24, of Harmony, Maine, all entered guilty pleas.
Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced the plea agreements.
According to court records, between January 1, 2002 and November 22, 2014, a conspiracy existed to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute oxycodone and five kilograms or more of cocaine. The drugs were brought into the Dexter, Maine area from Rhode Island and then were distributed by members of the conspiracy. John Williams, Cindy Williams and Whitney Chadbourne participated in the conspiracy during all or a portion of its existence. The Williams’ were involved in the distribution of the drugs in the Dexter area, whereas Chadbourne was involved in transporting the drugs from Rhode Island to Maine.
Additionally, between February 10, 2011 and November 22, 2014, there existed a related conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute oxycodone only. The drugs were brought into the Dexter area from Rhode Island and then were distributed by members of the conspiracy. Pomerleau participated in the conspiracy during a portion of its existence by distributing oxycodone in the area. The conspiracy counts carry a maximum penalty of up to 20 years imprisonment, a $1,000,000 fine and a period of supervised release that ranges between three years to life.
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 County Sheriff’s Office and the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office.