For Immediate Release
Connecticut Man Sentenced to More than 16 Years on Crack Cocaine Charges
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Markevin Faucette, 41, of Hartford, Connecticut, was sentenced today in United States District Court by Judge D. Brock Hornby to more than 16 years in prison and 8 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute cocaine base, that is, crack cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. Faucette pleaded guilty to the charge on October 2, 2013.
According to court records, on January 9, 2013, Faucette, Margoliz Velazquez, and Amanda Rodriguez transported about 47 grams of cocaine base from Connecticut to Auburn, Maine where it was seized by police. Based on that seizure and on other drug trips made between Connecticut and Maine, Faucette was held responsible for over 500 grams of cocaine base.
Faucette received an enhanced sentence as a “career offender” because he had five prior felony drug trafficking convictions in Connecticut, Virginia, and North Carolina.
This case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Lewiston, Auburn, and Lisbon Police Departments.
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