Comments for: Canadian couple sentenced to prison for bringing meth into Maine

Posted Sept. 11, 2012, at 6:28 p.m.

BANGOR | A couple who have been living in Canada were sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court for bringing methamphetamine into the U.S. from Canada and selling it in Aroostook County. David and Tanya Fleming, 30 and 32, respectively, of Perth Andover, New Brunswick, were arrested on Oct. 19 …

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  • Anonymous

    Sad, the kids always end up suffering.

  • Terry Ritchie

    The sentences are unduly harsh for two people who were so dependent on drugs, and on each other, especially considering the amounts involved.

  • Anonymous

    The headline makes it sound like crystal meth, then its only black beauties (diet pills) or less…

    •  How do you figure? Methamphetamine comes in lots of different shapes and sizes. It doesn’t specify what type of Methamphetamine, either. Whether crystal, or what. Just cause it was in pill form doesn’t mean anything. You can buy empty pill cases and make em yourself. Perhaps they took some sort of “medicine” in a capsule, emptied it out and filled with with Meth to make smuggling it easier? There is also this: “The Flemings pleaded guilty in December to distribution of 50 grams or
      more of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine.” What this is essence means, they could have had 49 grams of baking powder and 1 gram of Meth. That is honestly how the law is written. If you have 999 pounds of baking power and 1 pound of Cocaine, it would be considered 1,000 pounds of Cocaine. Its really, really silly. The “Purity” of the mixture (IE: How much drug it actually contains) is completely irrelevant when it comes to charges and sentencing. Which, hardly makes any sense, as its the drug which is illegal, not whatever it is mixed with. But, they do this on purpose. Its a nice little way to string people up. Up 40 years and a 5 million dollar fine for bringing 50 grams of methamphetamine over the border? That’s a bit extreme. I wonder how many American’s die from Canadian Meth. I also wonder how many Canadian’s die from American Tobacco.

      • Anonymous

        “160 methamphetamine tablets” That’s how I figure, crystal meth doesn’t come in tablets!

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