July 31, 2013

Skowhegan man sentenced to eight months on drug charges

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Joshua Blodgett, 22, of Skowhegan, was sentenced Wednesday to eight months in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute drugs from New York in central Maine.

He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of cocaine and oxycodone, as well as possession with intent to distribute oxycodone and aiding and abetting.

Three years of supervised release follow the prison term under the sentence imposed Wednesday by Chief Judge John A. Woodcock Jr. in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

Blodgett had pleaded guilty to the two charges on Feb. 22 in the same court.

According to the prosecution’s version of events, Blodgett distributed oxycodone and cocaine he obtained from Maurice McCray under a scheme that ran between Jan. 1 and March 17, 2012.
The prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Joel Casey, said Blodgett was involved only part of that time.

Blodgett would collect money from people who wanted the drugs, pay McCray, and then deliver the drugs, Casey said in court documents.

Blodgett was arrested in Waterville on Feb. 9, 2012, after leaving a Waterville area hotel where he purchased drugs from McCray. Blodgett and others in the vehicle were found with oxycodone and cocaine.

According to a plea agreement, Blodgett accepted responsibility for his offenses and agreed to waive his appeal rights if his prison term did not exceed 18 months.

He was represented by attorney Wayne Foote.

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