Presque Isle Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge
A Presque Isle man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine, said U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank.
According to court records, between approximately July 2018 and May 2019, members of the conspiracy obtained methamphetamine in western and southern states from sources in Mexico. Conspirators distributed the drugs in Aroostook County and other parts of central and northern Maine. 35-year-old Michael Deveau traveled with co-conspirators on one such trip to Georgia to obtain methamphetamine and transport it back to Maine.
Deveau faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million. He also faces between three years and a lifetime of supervised release. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigated this case with the assistance of multiple state and local law enforcement agencies.
The prosecution is a result of the ongoing efforts by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Program, a partnership between federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. The OCDETF mission is to identify, investigate and prosecute high-level members of drug trafficking enterprises, bringing together the combined expertise and unique abilities of federal, state and local law enforcement.