February 3

N.Y. man gets prison, forfeits bail in Maine drug conspiracy

James Proudfoot was part of a distribution ring carrying illegal drugs from New York to Waterville.

By Betty Adams
Kennebec Journal

Participating in a conspiracy that brought drugs from New York into central Maine for distribution cost a New York man 63 months in federal prison and $6,000 in forfeited bail.

James Proudfoot, 33, of New York was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

Proudfoot pleaded guilty July 31 in the same court to a charge of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribute oxycodone and 500 or more grams of cocaine.

In all, 21 people from New York and central Maine were charged in connection with the distribution ring, which operated Jan. 1-March 17, 2012. Three of those have sentencing hearings pending, and a number have already been sentenced.

According to the prosecution, Proudfoot’s role in the conspiracy was to go to sources in New York and get drugs for Maurice McCray of Waterville, who later pleaded guilty to selling them in central Maine.

Following prison, Proudfoot will spend six years on supervised release.

Betty Adams can be contacted at 621-5631 or at:

badams@centralmaine.com

Twitter: @betadams

 

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