For Immediate Release
Lewiston Resident Arrested in New York and Charged with Crack Trafficking
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Everton Jones, 22, currently residing in Lewiston, was arrested in New York and charged today by criminal complaint in U.S. District Court with distribution of cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.”
According to the complaint, the charge arose from an investigation into crack trafficking in Lewiston.
If convicted, the defendant faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine.
The investigation is being conducted by the FBI’s Southern Maine Gang Task Force; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the U.S. Marshals Service; the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; the Maine State Police; and the Lewiston Police Department.
A criminal complaint is merely an accusation, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.
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