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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

P.O. Box 9718
Portland, Maine 04104-5018

(207) 780-3257

TTY: (207) 780-3060

Fax: 780-3304

For Immediate Release

May 13, 2009

Paula D. Silsby, United States Attorney

Contact: Daniel J. Perry

Assistant United States Attorney

(207) 780-3257

Richard Szpyt, Sherwood Jordan, and Ramon Dellosantos Found Guilty on Federal Drug Charges

Portland, Maine — United States Attorney Paula D. Silsby announced that Richard Szpyt of Haverhill, Massachusetts, Sherwood Jordan of Albany Township, Maine, and Ramon Dellosantos of Haverhill, Massachusetts were found guilty today by a federal jury sitting in Portland of conspiracy to distribute marijuana and 5 kilograms or more of cocaine. Szpyt and Jordan also were found guilty of 4 counts of using a telephone to facilitate the drug conspiracy. Szpyt, Jordan, and Dellosantos were charged in a Superseding Indictment on October 22, 2008.

The evidence showed that in 2006 and 2007 defendant Szpyt was the President of the Maine chapter of the Iron Horsemen Motorcycle Club. During this time period, defendant Dellosantos supplied multi-kilograms of cocaine to defendant Szpyt who in turn distributed the cocaine to another member of the Iron Horsemen, Robert Sanborn. The cocaine was then distributed to other individuals throughout the Old Orchard Beach area. The evidence also showed that during this same time, defendant Jordan was receiving and supplying marijuana to Sanborn for distribution to other persons throughout Maine. The evidence showed that over 5 kilograms of cocaine and 500 pounds of marijuana were distributed by members of this conspiracy.

Defendants Jordan and Dellosantos each face a sentence from 10 years to life imprisonment. Defendant Szpyt faces a sentence of mandatory life in prison because this conviction is Szpyt’s third felony drug conviction. In addition, each defendant faces fines of up to $2,000,000.

United States Attorney Silsby praised the investigation conducted by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and the York County Sheriff’s Office.