U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
District of Maine
District of Maine
For Immediate Release
December 5, 2011
Thomas E. Delahanty II, United States Attorney
Contact: F. Todd Lowell, Assistant U.S. Attorney
Nova Scotia, Canada Man Sentenced for Federal Firearm and Drug Violations
Bangor, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Rantel Carlin MaClean, 19, of Nova Scotia, Canada, was sentenced today by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. in U.S. District Court in Bangor, to one and one half years of imprisonment and one year of supervised release. MaClean pleaded guilty, on June 15, 2011, to a three-count Indictment charging him with being an addict in possession of a firearm, possessing a firearm with an obliterated serial number and possessing a controlled substance.
Court records reveal that on March 2, 2011, at about 11:03 p.m., a vehicle driven by MaClean arrived from Canada at the Calais, Maine Port of Entry. Janaya A. Crawley was the front seat passenger in the vehicle. During a secondary inspection of the vehicle, a United States Customs and Border Protection officer searched Crawley's purse and found a loaded Glock Model 30 .45 caliber handgun. Officers also found a loaded 9mm Taurus handgun in the vehicle. The manufacturer’s serial number had been obliterated and removed from the Taurus handgun. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 329 Ecstasy pills. The defendant was delivering the firearms and Ecstasy to a man in Toronto. MaClean was addicted to Ecstasy and had been using it and marijuana regularly for several months prior to his entry into the United States. On March 2, 2011, MaClean smoked marijuana and consumed several Ecstasy pills.
Crawley, 23, of Nova Scotia, Canada, was sentenced on November 4, 2011, to one and one-half years of imprisonment and two years of supervised release. Crawley pleaded guilty on May 16, 2011, to a two-count Information charging her with being an addict in possession of a firearm and possessing a controlled substance.
The investigation was conducted by United States Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.