A 33-year-old Bangor man pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

Department of Justice

United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Mario Lee, a/k/a “Moe”, formerly of the Bronx, New York, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday.

According to court records, between August 2013 and September 2015, Lee conspired with others to distribute heroin in the Bangor area and elsewhere.  Lee supplied heroin to dealers in the Bangor area and surrounding communities. Co-conspirators introduced customers to Lee, drove him to heroin transactions and allowed him to use their residences to distribute heroin. Lee paid them with heroin.

As a result of a prior drug trafficking conviction in New York, Lee faces enhanced penalties of between ten years and life in prison, up to eight years of supervised release and an $8,000,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.