For Immediate Release
State Revocation Warrant Leads to Federal Gun Charges for Carroll Plantation Man
BANGOR, Maine — A Carroll Plantation man pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court in Bangor to being a felon in possession of a firearm.
According to court records, in November 2022, a Maine State Police trooper arrested Jason Levasseur, 47, for a state probation revocation after recognizing Levasseur’s pickup truck at a gas station in Danforth. The trooper ordered Levasseur to get on the ground and restrained him. The trooper removed a sheathed knife from Levasseur’s belt and asked whether he was carrying a gun. Levasseur indicated there was a firearm in the truck, and the officer retrieved a .458-caliber rifle wrapped in a blanket from the backseat. The rifle had two rounds in the magazine and one round in the chamber.
Levasseur is precluded from possessing firearms due to previous convictions in May and July 2022. He has three prior state convictions for illegal possession of a firearm.
Levasseur faces up to 15 years in prison, a fine up to $250,000 and up to three years of supervised release. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
The Maine State Police and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.