Bronx Man Sentenced to Two Years for Crack and Heroin Trafficking

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BANGOR, Maine:  A Bronx, New York man was sentenced in federal court today for possession with the intent to distribute cocaine base and heroin, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.

U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker sentenced Troy Roberts, 27, to two years in prison and three years of supervised release.

According to court records, on November 21, 2019, investigators received a tip that Roberts was coming to Bangor by bus from New York City with drugs that he intended to sell in the area. Law enforcement officers conducted surveillance of the bus station and observed Roberts exit a bus carrying a backpack. Officers followed the waiting vehicle that Roberts entered and conducted a traffic stop. During the roadside investigation, officers discovered approximately one ounce of cocaine base (crack) and one ounce of heroin in the backpack Roberts had been carrying. Further investigation revealed that Roberts was a member of a group who had made multiple trips to Bangor from New York City for the purpose of selling drugs.

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