Naples Man Sentenced to 15 years for Drug and Firearm Charges

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PORTLAND, Maine—A Naples man was sentenced today in federal court in Portland for drug trafficking and firearm offenses, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced.

Chief U.S. District Judge John D. Levy sentenced Sean Mulkern, 54, to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release. Mulkern was also ordered to forfeit over $13,000 in drug proceeds. He pleaded guilty on March 14, 2019.

According to court records, on May 25, 2017, Westbrook police officers conducted a traffic stop of Mulkern. When officers searched his vehicle, they found cocaine, cocaine base and heroin. They also found approximately $13,000 in cash, a digital scale and a loaded 9 mm pistol close to the drugs. Investigators then executed a search warrant at Mulkern’s Naples residence and found additional quantities of cocaine base, a digital scale and four more firearms.

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Because the Court found that Mulkern had two prior drug trafficking convictions and one prior burglary conviction, he was subject to enhanced penalties under the Armed Career Criminal Act.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency; and the Buxton and Westbrook Police Departments investigated the case.

This case was part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a nationwide initiative that brings together federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, prosecutors, community leaders, and other stakeholders to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in a community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. PSN is coordinated by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices in the 94 federal judicial districts throughout the 50 states and U.S. territories.

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