Preston Brown, Sr., 51, of Woodland, Maine, was sentenced Monday for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute bath salts. 

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In U.S. District Court , Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr.  sentenced Brown to 36 months in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release and ordered him to pay a $1,000 fine.

According to court records, between about June 2012 and June 2014, Brown conspired with others in Aroostook County to obtain and distribute bath salts.

On multiple occasions, Brown ordered bath salts over the internet from China for personal use and to sell to other conspirators.

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

Drug Enforcement Agency with assistance from the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.