(STL.News) – Bangor, Maine: A Presque Isle man pleaded guilty today in federal court in Bangor to possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of controlled substances, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.
According to court records, Samual Mathers, 33, was pulled over while riding as a passenger in a vehicle on April 3, 2018. Officers searched him and found a loaded firearm, methamphetamine and a methamphetamine pipe on his person. He admitted to being an addict who had been using daily for over a year. He also admitted to possessing multiple firearms. A subsequent search of his home revealed over a dozen firearms and ammunition.
Mathers faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigated the case.