(STL.News) – A Lyman man was sentenced today in federal court in Portland for possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.
U.S. District Judge George Z. Singal sentenced David Alexandre, 26, to five years in prison and five years of supervised release. Alexandre pleaded guilty on June 25, 2019.
According to court records, on February 28, 2018, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at a residence in Lyman. Alexandre was staying in one of the bedrooms. During the search, agents seized distributable quantities of methamphetamine, approximately $2,100 in U.S. currency and a Smith & Wesson 9 mm pistol. Alexandre admitted possessing the firearm to protect himself, his drugs and the proceeds from his drug trafficking.
The FBI’s Southern Maine Gang Task Force, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the Maine State Police and the York County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.