A Connecticut man is going to prison for 25 years and 5 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute, and possess with intent to distribute, crack cocaine in Maine.

United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that 40-year old Erick Adams, also known as “X,” of Taftville, Connecticut, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge George Z. Singal.

Along with being charged with conspiring to distribute and possessing 280 grams or more of cocaine base, commonly known as crack, cocaine, and heroin, Adams was also charged with being an armed career criminal in possession of firearms.

Adams pled guilty to the two offenses on June 2, 2017. 

According to the report, between December 2014 and January 2016, Adams and his co-conspirators distributed crack, cocaine and heroin from “trap houses” in Biddeford, Maine, and used a storage unit to store drugs and firearms.

On January 6, 2016, law enforcement agents arrested Adams and an armed co-conspirator at a hotel room in Saco, Maine, and seized about 103 grams of crack, 33 grams of cocaine, 6 grams of heroin, and $26,000 in U.S. currency.

The following day, agents seized about 685 grams of crack, 69 grams of cocaine, 50 grams of heroin, and four handguns from the storage unit.  Adams had multiple prior felony convictions and was prohibited from possessing firearms.