Houlton man convicted in methamphetamine case

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A man from Houlton was sentenced to one year in prison and three years on probation for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

HOULTON, Maine – A man from Houlton has been sentenced to one year in prison and three years on probation for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.

Hayden Fogg, 35, was sentenced by US Federal Judge Lance Walker after Fogg pleaded guilty on June 28. Fogg was part of a drug distribution operation that obtained the drugs from Florida and transported them to Maine, according to the US attorney’s office in Maine. Fogg distributed the drugs around Houlton, while other co-conspirators sold them in the Bangor and Howland areas.

Fogg’s conviction comes after several convictions in another drug conspiracy in Aroostook County, where dealers obtained methamphetamine from suppliers in the American Southwest and Mexico.

The number of drug convictions in recent years signals an increase in drug-related activity in the county. Houlton Police also reported seizing more money from drug-related arrests, showing that a large amount of hard drugs have already been sold on the streets.

“The community of Houlton and the surrounding area has seen a worrying increase in methamphetamine use, which law enforcement officials take seriously,” US Attorney Darcie McElwee said after Fogg’s conviction. “If you, or someone you love, is suffering from such an addiction, please visit www.powerofprevention.org for the Aroostook County Addiction Directory.”

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