Connecticut Man Sentenced to Over 11 Years in Prison on Federal Drug Charges

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BANGOR, Maine: A Connecticut man was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court in Bangor for possessing controlled substances with the intent to distribute and using a communication facility to facilitate a felony drug offense, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark announced.

U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. sentenced Damian Perry, aka “Primo,” 39, to 137 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release. Perry pleaded guilty on August 19, 2019.

According to court records, on September 1, 2017, Perry and another person were found in possession of 94 grams of cocaine base and 34 grams of heroin at a Brewer hotel. Perry and the other person had been selling the drugs from the hotel. On August 21, 2017, Perry had used a telephone to have a conversation with another individual to make plans to come to Maine to sell the drugs.

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The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Brewer Police Department investigated the case.

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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