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May 22, 2014

Portland Man Pleads Guilty to Crack Cocaine Conspiracy

PORTLAND, ME—United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty, II announced that Hamadi Hassan, 26, of Portland, pled guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to conspiring to distribute crack cocaine.

According to court records, between November 2010 and February 2012, the defendant was the leader of a drug trafficking conspiracy that acquired cocaine in Boston and distributed crack cocaine in the greater Portland area. The defendant took orders for crack cocaine from customers and co-conspirators; transported cocaine from Boston to Maine; and prepared, packaged, and delivered crack cocaine to his customers and co-conspirators.

Hassan faces a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 40 years in prison, a $5,000,000 fine, or both. He will be sentenced after completion of a pre-sentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Portland Police Department, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Maine State Police, and the Southern Maine Gang Task Force, which is a task force composed of agents and officers from FBI; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Portland and Biddeford Police Departments.

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