Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

September 25, 2018

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: (617) 557-2100

Newport man sentenced for conspiring to distribute heroin

BANGOR, Maine -   Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England Division, and United States Attorney for the District of Maine Halsey B. Frank announced that Todd Shorey, 54, of Newport, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Senior Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 84 months in prison and five years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute over a kilogram of heroin.  He was also fined $5,000. Shorey pleaded guilty on April 24, 2017.

According to court records, between May 2015 and January 2016, Shorey conspired with Jamie Akerson and others to obtain large quantities of heroin on a weekly basis from an out-of-state supplier and to have it distributed by others throughout Central Maine.  In imposing the sentence, Judge Woodcock described Shorey as a “traitor” to his community.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance provided by the Augusta Police Department.

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