A 33-year-old Presque Isle man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Bangor to possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of controlled substances.

According to court records:

Samual Mathers was pulled over while riding as a passenger in a vehicle on April 3, 2018. Officers searched him and found a loaded firearm, methamphetamine and a meth pipe on his person. He admitted to being an addict who had been using daily for over a year. He also admitted to possessing multiple firearms. A subsequent search of his home revealed over a dozen firearms and ammunition. 

Mathers faces a prison sentence of 10 years and a fine of $250,000. His sentencing will come after the U.S. Probation Office completes a presentence investigation report.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigated the case.

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