A Federal Court Judge announced that 51-year-old Preston Brown, Sr. of Woodland pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute bath salts.

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Tom Schmucker/ThinkStock

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 defendant faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

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.

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