Bangor woman gets 3 years on crack cocaine charges

Posted Feb. 09, 2011, at 8:55 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 09, 2011, at 9:47 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Bangor woman has been sentenced to three years in prison on a federal charge of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine from her Bangor apartment.

During a hearing held Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor, Sarah Klinedinst, 39, also was sentenced to five years of supervised release and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment for the federal crime of conspiracy to distribute 5 grams or more of crack cocaine.

Klinedinst pleaded guilty to the federal drug charge on May 25, 2010, according to a press release issued Wednesday by U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty II.

Delahanty said court documents show that from January to November 2007, Klinedinst would meet buyers at her Bangor apartment, take them into the bathroom and, after agreeing on a price and quantity, go into a different room to obtain crack from her supplier.

During that period, she sold at least 40 grams of the substance, Delahanty said.

A joint investigation by Eastern Maine Violent Crimes Task Force and Bangor Police Department also revealed that Klinedinst was working with others, some of them believed to be from New York City.

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