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Presque Isle man sentenced in meth trafficking conspiracy

BANGOR and PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — A Presque Isle man was sentenced in federal court in Bangor on Dec. 10 for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

U.S District Judge Lance E. Walker sentenced Michael Deveau to three years in prison and three years of supervised release, said U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee.

Deveau had pleaded guilty in January.

Court records indicate that between about July 2018 and May 2019, members of the conspiracy to which Deveau was connected had obtained methamphetamine from western and southern states, which they distributed throughout Aroostook County, as well as other central and northern Maine areas.

Deveau and conspirators also traveled to Georgia once to procure drugs which were intended  These drugs were then distributed throughout Aroostook County, as well as throughout parts of central and northern Maine. Deveau and his conspirators had also traveled to Georgia on one occasion to obtain drugs intended for distribution in Maine, court records stated.

Local and state law enforcement agencies collaborated on the case along with others including the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

The operation was undertaken by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces, who seek to identify, disrupt and dismantle high-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States, McElwee said.


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