Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

April 04, 2019

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: (617) 557-2100

New York City man sentenced to 135 months for drug distribution

BANGOR, Maine –  United States Drug Enforcement Administration New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Ambrose Wan, a/k/a “Ambrose Won,” a/k/a “Bruno,” 34, of New York, N.Y., was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 135 months in prison and eight years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack” and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, crack and heroin, and possession with the intent to distribute fentanyl, heroin and cocaine.


According to court records, between July and September 2017 Wan conspired with others to distribute the drugs in Central Maine. The drugs were obtained from sources in New York and distributed through a network of dealers in Central Maine. On Sept. 6, 2017 and again on Sept. 28, 2017, the Waterville Police Department recovered drugs from two separate hotel rooms in the city.  The drugs were intended for distribution by Wan and others.


In imposing sentence, Judge Woodcock observed that Wan had been a “professional drug dealer” for most of his adult life.


The case was investigated by the U.S. DEA and the Waterville Police Department, with the assistance of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.



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