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New York Main Pleads Guilty to Heroin and Crack Trafficking Charges

Bangor, Maine:  United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Sharoz Haywood, a/k/a “Baby Dreads,” a/k/a “Rah,” 22, of Rochester, New York, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to distribute heroin and cocaine base, commonly known as “crack,” and distribution of heroin. 

According to court records, between November 2016 and September 2017, Haywood conspired with others from Rochester and Central Maine to distribute crack and heroin.  The drugs were acquired in Rochester and sold by Haywood and others in Central Maine.  On July 14, 2017, Haywood sold heroin to an individual working with law enforcement.

The defendant faces up to 20 years in prison, between three years and life on supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine.  He will be sentenced after the completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.  The case is being prosecuted as part of the Department of Justice’s program to combat the opioid epidemic.

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