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Portland man sentenced to 15 years after Saco resident's fatal overdose

Hunter York, 23, received 15 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release.
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Federal court sentencing

PORTLAND, Maine — A Portland man was sentenced to 15 years after pleading guilty to giving cocaine and fentanyl to a Saco resident who later overdosed and died. 

A news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Maine stated Hunter York, 23, was given a 15-year prison sentence, as well as five years of supervised release afterward. The convict was also ordered to forfeit $15,000 in drug proceeds and four firearms. 

York pleaded guilty on March 3, the release said. 

Court records showed that on Jan. 31, 2020, York gave the Saco resident drugs, leading to the individual fatally overdosing. Five days later, Portland officers stopped a vehicle York was driving and found MDMA, fentanyl, and two guns inside. 

After searching his house, police found two more guns and more than 800 grams of fentanyl, according to the release. 

"This was a joint investigation involving the Portland, Biddeford, and Saco police departments as well as the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives," the release stated. 

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