United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Lamar Young, 29, formerly of Lewiston, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to conspiring to distribute and possess with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base, commonly known as “crack.”

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According to court records, in late 2012 and early 2013, Young and other conspirators acquired crack and cocaine powder from suppliers in Massachusetts, brought it to Maine, turned the powder into crack, packaged it for distribution, and sold it out of an apartment in Lewiston to customers in that area.

Young faces between five and 40 years in prison, a $5,000,000 fine and at least four years of supervised release. He will be sentenced after the completion of a pre-sentence investigation report by theU.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Lewiston Police Department; and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.