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Department of Justice

U.S. Attorney's Office
District of Maine

For Immediate Release

Friday, June 14, 2019
Halsey B. Frank
, United States Attorney
Contact: Johnathan G. Nathans

Massachusetts Man Pleads Guilty to Fentanyl Trafficking

Portland, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Cameron Soto, 26, of Fairhaven, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to distribution of fentanyl.

According to court records, on March 14, 2017, the defendant distributed fentanyl to a resident of St. George, Maine who died as a result.  The following day, the defendant distributed fentanyl to a person working with law enforcement.

As a result of the plea, the defendant faces between 16 and 24 years in prison, a $2,000,000 fine and six years to life on supervised release.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

This case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Rockland Police Department, with assistance from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

 

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