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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Maine

For Immediate Release

Monday, February 3, 2014
Thomas E. Delahanty II
, United States Attorney
Contact: Joel B. Casey

Canaan Man Sentenced to 2 Years on Federal Drug and Firearms Charges

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Richard Graf, 56, of Canaan, Maine, was sentenced in U.S. District Court by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to two years in prison and three years of supervised release for possessing an unregistered short-barreled shotgun and manufacturing marijuana.  Graf pled guilty to the charges on June 10, 2013.

Graf’s conviction stems from the April 12, 2011 execution of a search warrant at his residence by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department.  Officers found the short-barreled shotgun and 11 other firearms in the residence.  Officers also recovered over a pound of processed marijuana and 68 live marijuana plants.  Graf acknowledged that he had been selling the marijuana.

The case was investigated by the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department and assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives.



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