Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

February 29, 2016

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: 617-557-2100

Woodland Man Sentenced To 36 Months For 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, was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 36 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute bath salts and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine.

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 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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