Former Port City Music owner indicted on Maine drug charges

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff
Posted April 25, 2014, at 5:39 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — The former owner of Port City Music has been indicted by a federal grand jury on drug conspiracy charges for a second time.

Robert Evon, 36, of Portland pleaded guilty last year to a federal drug charge in Syracuse, N.Y.

Evon was indicted Tuesday on one count each of conspiracy to distribute cocaine between March and August 2013, conspiracy to distribute marijuana between January and August 2013, and possession with the intent to distribute LSD on July 9 in Maine. The indictment was unsealed Friday.

An arraignment date in U.S. District Court in Portland has not been set.

The U.S. attorney’s office is seeking the forfeiture of Evon’s 2010 Chevy Tahoe and any cash he earned while distributing the drugs. As part of his plea agreement with prosecutors, Evon agreed to forfeit his home at 374 Spring St. in Portland, according to court documents.

Evon has been held without bail in New York state since he was arrested in July on one count of conspiracy with the intent to distribute 171.6 pounds of cocaine, which was shipped from California to Vermont hidden in soda machines. He pleaded guilty to the charge in December and is scheduled to be sentenced July 31 in federal court in Syracuse, N.Y., according to the court’s electronic case filing system.

Evon faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life in federal prison on the New York charge, according to court documents. Under the federal sentencing guidelines, the recommended time Evon should be behind bars is between 14 and more than 24 years.

If convicted in Maine on the new charges, he faces up to 20 years in prison and fines of up to $1 million on each count.

 

http://bangordailynews.com/2014/04/25/news/portland/former-port-city-music-owner-indicted-on-maine-drug-charges/ printed on September 18, 2014