A man convicted of drug trafficking and manufacturing methamphetamine has been sentenced in Aroostook County Superior Court.


33-year-old Michael O. Fox of Biddeford was sentenced on Wednesday to 14 years in prison, with all but nine years suspended.

The case against Fox unfolded in November 2011 when an Aroostook County Sheriff’s Deputy spotted Fox assaulting a woman in a car that was pulled over on the shoulder of U.S. Route 1 in Bridgewater.

Fox was arrested on an outstanding warrant and charged with domestic violence assault.

The deputy also discovered several items in the vehicle used to manufacture methamphetamine.An investigation by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency revealed evidence of a meth lab set up in a shed behind Fox’s mother’s home in Presque Isle.

Aroostook County Sheriff's Dept.

According to Assistant District Attorney Kurt Kafferlin, Fox did not testify during his trial in June. He expressed remorse and told the court that he was, in fact, guilty of the crime.

Fox has been in custody at the Aroostook County Jail since his conviction for aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs