Man, 40, sentenced on fentanyl drug charges in Bangor

Bangor Man faces 30 months in prison for drug trafficking

A 40-year-old Bangor man was sentenced to 30 months (2.5 years) in prison on Thursday for possession of fentanyl with intent to distribute.

Kristopher Churchill also faces three years of probation. He pleaded guilty on April 21, 2022. U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee released the information on November 3, 2022.

K9 brought to traffic stop

Court records show Maine State Police arrested Churchill on April 5, 2022 for multiple traffic violations. A drug detection dog was brought to the scene. The K9 alerted to the presence of drugs and Churchill’s vehicle was searched.

Suspicion of fentanyl in vehicle floor area

Police found “a large quantity of suspected fentanyl or heroin in plastic shopping bags in the rear seat floor area as well as in a box within arm’s reach of Churchill.”

Lab tests confirmed aa Fentanyl packets

The results of a lab test confirmed that the packages contained fentanyl. Investigators said “the amount of fentanyl seized was consistent with distribution as opposed to an amount for personal use.”

Law enforcement working on the case

Several agencies were involved in the investigation, including the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. the United States Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine State Police.

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