A Houlton man was sentenced on Wednesday for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in Aroostook County and other parts of the state.  

Twenty-seven-year-old Dylan Begin was sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison followed by three years of supervised release, according to U.S. Attorney Darcie N. McElwee.

Court records show that over a 10 month period­–roughly between July 2018 and May 2019–members of the conspiracy obtained methamphetamine in western and southern states from sources in Mexico. Federal prosecutors said Begin and his co-conspirators then sold the drugs in Aroostook County and other parts of central and northern Maine.

Begin pleaded guilty to his part in the drug trafficking operation in January 2021.  U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker handed down the sentence Wednesday in federal court in Bangor.

Others involved in the drug trafficking conspiracy who have already been sentenced or pleaded guilty and await sentencing include:

Joel “Jody” Strother of Presque Isle, sentenced to 27 years in prison

Tyler Neece of Presque Isle, sentenced to 13 ½ years in prison

Taylor Lovely of Mapleton, sentenced to 13 years in prison

Brian Saunders of Dedham, Maine, sentenced to 13 years in prison

Kaleb Dahlgren of Presque Isle, sentenced to 10 years in prison

Nathan Corbin of Caribou, sentenced to 4 years in prison

Dylan Begin of Houlton, sentenced to 3 ½ years in prison

Josh Cook of Mars Hill, pleaded guilty

Michael Deveau of Presque Isle, pleaded guilty

Crystal Greenlaw of Presque Isle, pleaded guilty

Greg Libby of Caribou, pleaded guilty

Robert Poliero of Presque Isle, pleaded guilty

Zane Willhide of Presque Isle, pleaded guilty

Olivia Carr of Bangor, pleaded guilty

Jeff Curtis, Aroostook County, pleaded guilty

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigated this case with the assistance of multiple state and local law enforcement agencies. 

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces operation. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found HERE