Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

December 16, 2019

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: (617) 557-2100

Massachusetts man sentenced to prison for fentanyl trafficking

PORTLAND, Maine – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that a Peabody, Mass., man was sentenced today in federal court in Portland for possessing fentanyl with the intent to distribute. 

U.S. District Court Judge George Z. Singal sentenced Sean Anderson, 39, to 71 months in prison and four years of supervised release. 

According to court records, on May 7, 2019, a Maine State Police trooper stopped Anderson for speeding northbound on I-95 in York. The trooper recovered a package containing about nine grams of fentanyl from the ground just outside Anderson’s car, where he had thrown it after pulling over. While Anderson was being booked into the York County Jail, jail personnel found two additional packages containing about 52 grams of fentanyl in his underwear. 

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maine State Police, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the York County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. 

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