Bangor, Maine: A Dover-Foxcroft man pleaded guilty in US District Court in Bangor today to possession with intent to distribute a mixture containing heroin and fentanyl, US Attorney Darcie N. McElwee announced.

According to court records, Malcolm Peirce, 45, was a passenger in a vehicle stopped on I-95 by a Maine State Police trooper in December 2019. The trooper arrested Peirce after determining there was an active state warrant . The soldier then located 32 individually wrapped 10-gram sticks of suspected heroin inside Peirce’s jacket as well as an additional stick of heroin and small bags of suspected cocaine and methamphetamine in the vehicle. In total, the police seized approximately 326 grams of a mixture containing heroin and fentanyl, 2.94 grams of a mixture containing cocaine and 2 grams of pure methamphetamine.

Peirce faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. He also faces between three years and a lifetime of probation. He will be sentenced after the completion of a pre-sentence investigation report by the US Probation Office. A federal district judge will determine any sentence after considering US sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors.

Maine State Police, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigated the case.

Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Forces: This effort is part of an operation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OECDTF). The OECDTF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OECDTF program is available at www.justice.gov/OECDTF.

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