A 21-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute heroin, fentanyl and crack in central Maine.

Denton Worrell, a/k/a “Lil D” pleaded guilty May 8th. He is from Rochester, New York.

The court records said:

Between June 2015 and March 2017, Worrell conspired with others to acquire heroin, fentanyl and crack in Rochester and transport it to Central Maine for distribution. The defendant managed the operation and oversaw the distribution of drugs from 12 to 15 “trap houses” in Central Maine.

Judge Woodcock noted when imposing the sentence:

The defendant was a manager of a “very sophisticated” drug distribution operation based in Rochester and operating in Central Maine.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department investigated the case. The Augusta Police Department assisted in the investigation.

The case was prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.