Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

April 24, 2017

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: 617-557-2100

Guilty Plea To Trafficking Large Quantities Of Heroin In Maine

APR 24 - BANGOR, Maine - Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent-in-Charge of the DEA’s New England Division, and Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that Todd Shorey, 52, of Newport, Maine, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiring to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin. 

According to court records, between May 2015 and January 2016, Shorey conspired with Jamie Akerson and others to distribute more than a kilogram of heroin. Shorey, Akerson and others obtained large quantities of heroin on a weekly basis from an out-of-state source, and distributed it throughout Central Maine. Jamie Akerson pled guilty to the same charge on April 14, 2017.

The charge carries a sentence of between 10 years and life in prison, an $8,000,000 fine, and at least five years of supervised release.

The case was investigated by the DEA with assistance provided by the Maine State Police; and investigated and prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.

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