April 28, 2017
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: 617-557-2100
Major Maine Cocaine, Opioid Trafficker Sentenced
Obtained at Least 22 Kilos of Cocaine, Thousands of Oxycodone Pills
APR 28 - 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 Roger Belanger, 59, of Corinna, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Jon D. Levy to 11 years in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute oxycodone and cocaine. Belanger was convicted following a jury trial on August 19, 2016.
The evidence at trial revealed that between 2002 and 2014, the defendant and his daughter, Kelli Mujo, ran a cocaine and oxycodone distribution conspiracy that stretched from Rhode Island to the Dexter, Maine area. Belanger was central to the organization of the conspiracy and was directly involved in obtaining over 22 kilograms of cocaine and thousands of oxycodone pills in Rhode Island and arranging their transportation to Maine where it was distributed in Dexter and the surrounding communities.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, with assistance provided by the Dexter Police Department, and the Penobscot and Somerset County Sheriff’s Offices.