PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A New York man has been sent to federal prison for longer than six years for selling heroin and cocaine near a Lewiston school.
Corey Ray Howard was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court in Portland on four counts of aggravated drug trafficking and on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and violating conditions of release.
Police described the 35-year-old Howard as a career criminal with a number of past convictions for violent crimes, including a 1996 armed robbery.
The Sun Journal reports that Howard was being investigated by Maine drug agents in 2013 when he vanished. The investigation included undercover buys from Howard. He was eventually tracked down to Connecticut where he was found to be in possession of a gun.
Information from: Sun-Journal,