June 22, 2018
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Conn. man sentenced for selling marijuana purchased from Aroostook County dealer

By Judy Harrison, BDN Staff

BANGOR, Maine — A Connecticut man Wednesday was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 19 months in prison or time served for distributing marijuana in his home state that he purchased from a St. David man.

Michael Morin, 58, of Bolton, Conn., was credited with the 15 months he served four years ago on a state drug charge in Connecticut related to marijuana-selling activities there and with the four months he has been held in Maine on a federal charge, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Morin, who grew up in the St. John Valley, pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, according to information posted on the court’s Electronic Case Filing system.

By pleading guilty, Morin admitted that between 2006 and 2008 he bought more than 130 pounds of marijuana from Paul Corbin, 55. Morin appears to have ceased his operation after being arrested on a Connecticut drug charge on May 30, 2008.

In addition to prison time, U.S. District Judge John Woodcock sentenced Morin to three years of supervised release.

Woodcock in August sentenced Corbin to eight years in federal prison. He waived indictment and pleaded guilty in February 2012 to drug conspiracy and money laundering charges.

Corbin was described by Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Casey as “one of the most prolific drug smugglers in Maine” for nearly four decades.

The St. David man is incarcerated at the Fort Dix, N.J., Federal Correctional Institute, according to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons inmate locator. He is due to be released Jan. 17, 2018.

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