A Gardiner man pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl and crack cocaine.

Russell Truman, 50, entered the plea in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

Authorities say that between June 2015 and March 2017, others bought the drugs in Rochester, New York, and took them to central Maine. In exchange for drugs, Truman allowed the drugs to be sold from his house and helped the dealers from Rochester to distribute the drugs in the area.

He will be sentenced at a later date. Truman faces up to 20 years in prison, a fine of up to $1 million and three years to life on supervised release.


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