March 07, 2016
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: 617-557-2100
Mars Hill Woman Pleads Guilty To Bath Salts Distribution Conspiracy
BANGOR, Maine - Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration and United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Leda Giggey, 45, of Mars Hill, Maine, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute bath salts.
According to court records, between about January 2012 and June 2014, Giggey conspired with others in Aroostook County to obtain and distribute bath salts. On multiple occasions, Giggey ordered bath salts over the internet from China for personal use and to sell to other conspirators. The defendant faces up to 20 year in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. She 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 Department and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.