Two more sentenced in cocaine ring

Posted Feb. 01, 2010, at 11:18 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Two men were sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court for being part of a drug conspiracy that stretched from Central America to Florida to northern Maine.

Richard “Rat” Russell, 49, of Lincoln was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, and Troy Littlefield, 44, of Oakfield was sentenced to six years in federal prison.

The men were two of 18 defendants who have pleaded guilty to being part of a conspiracy to distribute cocaine in the Lee-Lincoln area, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. In addition to prison time, Russell was sentenced to eight years of supervised release after completing his sentence, and Littlefield was sentenced to four years of supervised release.

U.S. District Judge D. Brock Hornby also ordered Russell to forfeit nearly $180,500 and Littlefield to forfeit more than $85,000 to the government from their drug proceeds.

Between January 2002 and June 2005, Russell admitted that he conspired to distribute cocaine and oxycodone, according to court documents. He was regularly “fronted” cocaine by his co-conspirators in Florida and sold it to customers in the Lincoln area.

Littlefield admitted being involved in the operation from June and November 2005, according to court documents. He and others obtained cocaine from two Massachusetts suppliers.

Others who have pleaded guilty to federal charges and are awaiting sentencing are: Lisa Delaurentiis, 43, of Jupiter, Fla.; Brent “Cowboy” Noyes, 57, of Lincoln; Kenneth Kaczmarski, 43, of Jupiter, Fla.; and Michael Mayer, 55, of Jupiter, Fla., and Costa Rico.

All are scheduled to be sentenced in March or April in federal court in Portland.

Others who have pleaded guilty have received the following sentences according to court documents:

Laurent “Larry” Provost, 62, of Woonsocket, R.I., 2½ years in prison, three years of supervised release, forfeiture of $100,000; Jeffery Whitehead, 54, of Enfield, five years and five months in prison, four years of supervised release; Jeffrey Polk, 36, of Alaska, four years in prison, three years of supervised release.

Daniel “Danny” Littlefield, 49, of Lee, seven years and eight months in prison, five years of supervised release; Mark Russell, 41, of Lincoln, one year and 10 months in prison, four years of supervised release; Donald “Donny” Russell, 50, of Lincoln, four years in prison, three years supervised release.

Raymond Davis, 48 of Lincoln and Jupiter, Fla., seven years in prison, five years of supervised release.

Jeffrey “Bow Neck” Edwards, 42, of Bradenton and Islamorada, Fla., four years in prison, three years of supervised release; Robert Donath, 28, of Lincoln, 7½ years in prison, five years of supervised release.

Peter Glidden, 31, of Smithfield, seven years in prison, five years of supervised release; Preston Chubbuck, 43, of Springfield, two years and one month in prison, three years of supervised release; Nancy Squegilia, 51, of East Millinocket, two years and nine months in prison, three years of supervised release.

The Russells are brothers. The Littlefields are not related, according to prosecutors.

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