Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

May 17, 2016

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: 617-557-2100

Holden Woman Pleads Guilty To Federal Drug Conspiracy Charge

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 Sara Monroe, 29 - , of Holden, Maine, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Bangor, Maine to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and distribute heroin.  The charge carries a maximum potential penalty of 20 years imprisonment, a minimum of three years supervised release, and a maximum $1,000,000 fine.

According to court records, between February 2015 and September 2015, Monroe conspired with Mario Lee, a/k/a “Moe” and others known and unknown to distribute heroin in the Bangor area and elsewhere.  The heroin was packaged in “bundles” consisting of ten small baggies containing heroin and bundled together with a rubber band. The bundles were supplied by Lee and distributed by Monroe. Monroe also provided transportation for Lee so that he could distribute heroin to others. 

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

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