Skowhegan woman gets four-year sentence for role in drug trafficking ring

Posted Feb. 26, 2014, at 5:29 p.m.

BANGOR, Maine — A Skowhegan woman was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to four years in prison and three years of supervised release for her role in a central Maine drug ring, U.S. Attorney Thomas Delahanty announced in a news release.

Tara Pelletier, 33, pleaded guilty on April 30 to charges that she possessed and distributed oxycodone and cocaine, according to Delahanty.

Her conviction stems from a police bust of a “major drug trafficking organization” run by Maurice McCray in central Maine, according to the release. Between January and May 2012, Pelletier helped McCray by picking up oxycodone and cocaine from New York and distributing the illicit drugs to Maine customers.

The charges stemmed from a three-month wiretap investigation that unveiled McCray’s organization and led to charges against more than a dozen people in Maine and New York.

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