Father and Son Sentenced for Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl

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PORTLAND, Maine:  A father and son were sentenced in federal court for conspiracy to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.

U.S. District Court Judge George Z. Singal sentenced Shane Seavey, 40, of Baileyville, to 92 months in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl. Craig Seavey, 67, of Baileyville, was sentenced to time served and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possessing with intent to distribute fentanyl.

Court records reveal that between August 2018 and August 26, 2019, the Seaveys conspired with others to distribute fentanyl. Agents seized approximately three kilograms of fentanyl when the Seaveys were arrested on August 26, 2019. The drugs were acquired by Shane Seavey and Craig Seavey in Lawrence, Mass. and were sold to others for distribution throughout New England.

This investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration – Portsmouth Tactical Diversion Squad and the Maine State Police

Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces: 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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