Acting United States Attorney Richard W. Murphy announced that Daniel Pallis, 29, of Dresden, Maine, pled guilty today in U.S. District Court to conspiring to distribute heroin and crack.

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According to court records, between January 2015 and October 2016, Pallis conspired with others to distribute heroin and crack throughout communities in Central Maine. He distributed drugs that he had obtained from other co-conspirators. Investigators used a confidential informant to order drugs from one co-conspirator, who directed the informant to Pallis, who then completed the transaction.

The charge carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, a $1,000,000 fine, and at least three years of supervised release. Pallis will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation office.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance provided by the Augusta, Maine Police Department. This case was investigated and prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s Strategy to Combat the Opioid Epidemic.