Alyssa Farrington, 21, of Hudson was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to three years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute and to distribute bath salts, money laundering conspiracy and aiding and abetting a felon’s possession of firearms.

Farrington helped her boyfriend, Ryan Orton, from 2011 to 2012 illegally obtain and distribute 6 kilograms of methylone, more than 2 kilograms of MDPV, both bath salts, and other drugs, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II.

Orton ordered the substances over the Internet from China and had them delivered to his associates. He paid for the shipments with wire transfers made by Farrington and others, according to court records.

Orton and Farrington distributed the drugs in the Bangor area.

The two were arrested on April 4, 2012, when police searched their home, a storage unit and vehicle. Police seized drugs, firearms, a ballistic vest, night vision goggles, stun guns and other weapons, Delahanty said in a news release.

Orton was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to felony drug convictions.


Farrington purchased several of the firearms for Orton, according to court records.

The conviction followed an investigation by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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