BANGOR, Maine: A Glenburn woman pleaded guilty today in federal court to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and 400 grams or more of fentanyl, and two counts of being an unlawful user of controlled substances in possession of a firearm, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced.
According to court records, between September 2019 and February 2021, Danielle McBreairty, 31, conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute the drugs. As part of the conspiracy, she obtained large quantities of methamphetamine and fentanyl from her source and distributed the drugs throughout Penobscot and Aroostook counties. On February 27, 2020, and again on August 15, 2020, McBreairty, who was an unlawful user of controlled substances, was found in possession of a firearm. Under federal law, unlawful users of controlled substances are prohibited from possessing firearms.
On the drug conspiracy charge, McBreairty faces a minimum of 10 years in prison and up to life, a $10 million fine, and five years of supervised release. On the firearms charges, she faces up to 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and three years of supervised release. She will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigated the case, with assistance by the Old Town and Bangor police departments.
This prosecution is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.
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