February 21, 2017
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: (617) 557-2100
Two Year Sentence For Conspiring To Distribute Crack, Heroin In
FEB 21 - 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 Bradford Christopher, 36, of Alna, Maine was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock Jr. to two years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute cocaine base, commonly known as “crack,” and heroin. He pleaded guilty on October 13, 2016.
According to court records, between May 2015 and August 2016, Christopher conspired to distribute crack and heroin in central Maine. He supplied drugs to co-conspirators and drove them to “trap houses” where the drugs were sold. In imposing sentence, Judge John Woodcock said that by engaging in this activity, the defendant was a “traitor” to his community and “affect[ed] how young people grow up” in central Maine.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office and investigated and prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.