Top Stories

Presque Isle man pleads guilty to felony charge for illegally possessing more than a dozen firearms

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A Presque Isle man pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm by a user of controlled substances in federal court in Bangor on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Samual Mathers, 33, of Presque Isle was initially charged with the felony offense after police found him in possession of a loaded firearm, methamphetamine and a methamphetamine pipe during a traffic stop on April 3, 2018. 

Mathers admitted he’d been using meth every day for more than a year, according to court documents. 

Officers found more than 12 firearms and ammunition in Mathers’ residence. 

In March 2018, Mathers was sentenced to seven days in jail and a $600 fine for operating a vehicle with a suspended or revoked license. 

In 2015, he was charged with six offenses including, eluding an officer, operating while under the influence, driving to endanger and unlawful possession of a scheduled drug. 

He was later sentenced to 30 days in Aroostook County Jail on two charges from 2015, failing to stop for an officer and operating while under the influence. 

Mathers faces up to 10 years imprisonment, a fine up to $250,000, or both, for his latest charges. He is expected to be sentenced after a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. 

Get the Rest of the Story

Thank you for reading your 4 free articles this month. To continue reading, and support local, rural journalism, please subscribe.