Sanford Woman Sentenced to 12 Years for Fentanyl Trafficking Resulting in Death
PORTLAND, ME – DEA New England Division Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Boyle and Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced that a Sanford woman was sentenced today in federal court for conspiring to distribute fentanyl resulting in death and serious bodily injury.
U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby sentenced Jennifer Adams, 40, to 12 years in prison and four years of supervised release. Adams pleaded guilty on December 18, 2019.
According to court records, between August 2017 and April 2018, Adams and others acquired fentanyl in Massachusetts for distribution in York County. Two people who received fentanyl from members of the conspiracy died and another person suffered serious bodily injury.
On April 11, 2018, law enforcement officers seized approximately 150 grams of fentanyl from members of the conspiracy. A later search of Adams’ residence resulted in the seizure of fentanyl, a digital scale, approximately $2,500 in cash and a “finger press” designed to compress fentanyl for further distribution.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigated the case, with assistance from the Biddeford and Sanford Police Departments.