January 28, 2019
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: (617) 557-2100
New Vineyard man sentenced to more than 13 years in prison on gun and drug charges
BANGOR, Maine – Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England Division and United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Jordan Richard, 25, of New Vineyard, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge Nancy Torresen to 160 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute cocaine, heroin, fentanyl and oxycodone and discharging a firearm in relation to that conspiracy.
According to court records, between January 2016 and September 2017, the defendant and others conspired to distribute cocaine, heroin, fentanyl, and oxycodone in Franklin County. The defendant supplied drugs to others from his residence in Rangeley, Maine and later from his residence in New Sharon, Maine.
Only July 28, 2016, the defendant shot and killed one of two men who came to his Rangeley residence to rob him. The second man fled and was later captured by federal agents. Investigators responding to the robbery seized from the defendant’s residence a large quantity of cocaine, $20,883, drug scales, drug packaging materials, cellular telephones, drug ledgers and a Beretta 9mm semi-automatic handgun used during the shooting.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office; the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives; the Maine State Police; and the Rangeley Police Department; with assistance provided by the Maine Office of the Attorney General.