April 04, 2019
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: (617) 557-2100
New York man sentenced to 130 months for crack, heroin, and fentanyl trafficking
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 Frankie Dejesus, 29, of Rochester, N.Y., was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 130 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.”
According to court records, between June 2015 and March 2017, Dejesus conspired with others to acquire heroin, fentanyl and crack in Rochester and to distribute it from at least 12 residences in Central Maine. The defendant was sent to Central Maine to distribute the drugs while residing with several Central Maine residents who were paid in heroin and crack for their participation.
On June 26, 2016, Dejesus exchanged gunfire with Reginald McBride in the parking lot of the Walmart in Augusta, Maine. In imposing sentence, Judge Woodcock recounted the drug-related backdrop leading up to the “wild west shootout” between Dejesus and McBride.
The case was investigated by the U.S. DEA, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance provided by the Augusta, Maine Police Department.