Maine drug trafficker arrested after 10 years in hiding

Posted March 29, 2011, at 9:18 a.m.

GORHAM, Maine  — A 51-year-old man has been arrested in Maine after 10 years on the lam that began when he failed to show up to serve a prison sentence.

Steven W. Johnson was arrested without incident Monday after agents with the U.S. Marshals Service saw him driving in Gorham.

Noel March, the U.S. marshal for Maine, said Johnson has been at large since failing to report to serve a 10-year sentence for aggravated drug trafficking in Knox County.

Johnson had entered a guilty plea but later attempted to withdraw it, saying there had been a miscommunication with his attorney. The guilty plea was upheld and he was sentenced but failed to show up for prison.

Johnson was highlighted on March’s website as Maine’s “Fugitive of the Month” for this month.


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