BANGOR, Maine — A Woodland man accused of conspiring with others to obtain and distribute bath salts in Maine pleaded guilty to a drug charge on Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor.
Preston Brown Sr., 51, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute bath salts, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCormack, who prosecuted the case with U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II.
McCormack said Brown conspired with others in Aroostook County to obtain and distribute synthetic hallucinogens, more commonly known as bath salts, from June 2012 to June 2014.
On multiple occasions, Brown ordered bath salts over the Internet from China for personal use and to sell to other conspirators.
The case was investigated by members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency with assistance from the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
McCormack added that only Brown pleaded guilty on Wednesday.
Because the case is still ongoing, McCormack said he could not release any other additional details.
Brown faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.