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June 3, 2015

Maine Man Charged with Providing Drugs to Federal Inmate

A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment charging Kasey J. Crouse, 25, Lewiston, Maine, with providing contraband to an inmate, said Steven M. Dettelbach, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

The indictment alleges that on or about May 23, 2014, Crouse provided prohibited objects—five suboxone strips containing buprenorphine, a Schedule III narcotic drug, to an inmate in FCI Elkton, Elkton, Ohio.

If convicted, the defendant’s sentence will be determined by the Court after review of factors unique to this case, including the defendant’s prior criminal record, if any, the defendant’s role in the offense and the characteristics of the violations. In all cases, the sentence will not exceed the statutory maximum and, in most cases, it will be less than the maximum.

The investigation preceding the indictment was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The matter is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David M. Toepfer.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is entitled to a fair trial in which it will be the government’s burden to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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