A 21-year-old Norridgewock man was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release for distributing oxycodone. 

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Brandon Lancaster sold $500 worth of eleven 30 mg oxycodone pills August 31st. He sold the drugs to an  individual working with law enforcement, according to court records.

When handing down the sentence, Judge John Woodcock said that illegal drug distribution has an “insidious impact on the fabric of a community” and that individuals who get involved in the drug trade begin “dancing with the devil.”  Judge Woodcock admonished Lancaster for being a “traitor to the community.”

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration investigated investigated and prosecuted the case as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.