Man to serve one year for selling oxycodone

Posted Nov. 04, 2009, at 8:52 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Canadian man was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court to a year and a day in federal prison for selling oxycodone to undercover police officers last year in Washington County.

Matthew Stanley, 26, of Campobello, New Brunswick, also was sentenced to three years of supervised released after he completes his prison term.

He faced up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million, according to court documents.

Stanley was arrested on Oct. 9, 2008, after he sold drugs the previous month to an undercover officer, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Portland. He was released on $35,000 secured bail about a week later.

He was indicted later the same month by a federal grand jury in Bangor for unlawful distribution of oxycodone, according to court documents. Stanley pleaded guilty to the charge in May and has been held without bail while awaiting sentencing.

Stanley is expected to be deported after he is released from prison. The time he has been held while awaiting sentencing will be counted toward his sentence.

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