Trenton Maine Man Sentenced for Federal Firearm Offense

Bangor, Maine (STL.News) – A Trenton, Maine man was sentenced today in federal court in Bangor for possessing a firearm after being convicted of a felony, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.

U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker sentenced Timothy Levesque, 53, to one year and one day in prison and two years of supervised release.  Levesque pleaded guilty on December 18, 2018.

According to court records, on the evening of May 12, 2018, the U.S.  Coast Guard boarded Levesque’s boat off the coast of Lamoine, Maine, while conducting a routine maritime safety and law enforcement patrol.  The boat was registered solely to Levesque and he was the only person on board.  While searching the boat, Coast Guard personnel found four firearms within four feet of where Levesque had been sitting in the pilot house.  Levesque has two prior felony drug convictions and was aware that the firearms were on his boat.

The U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service; the Maine Marine Patrol; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.

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