Maine Woman Faces Prison Time After Walking From Canada into Aroostook County
United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Deidre Smith, also known as Deidre Fowler, 43, of Bangor, Maine, pleaded guilty this week in U.S. District Court to unlawfully entering the United States without presenting herself at a border crossing point in southern Aroostook County. Smith is currently unemployed and is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada.
According to court records, on August 5, 2016, U.S. Border Patrol agents saw Smith walking on a road in Hodgdon, Maine near the border between Canada and the United States. Smith later admitted that she crossed into the U.S. on foot from Canada and that she knowingly failed to enter through a border crossing point.
Smith faces up to one year in prison, a $5,000 fine, and up to one year of supervised release. She will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Border Patrol.