April 09, 2020

Detroit man receives 4 years in prison on cocaine charge

BANGOR – A Detroit man was sentenced on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to more than four years in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute more than $100,000 worth of cocaine.

Raymond K. Ferris, 50, also was sentenced to four years of supervised release after his prison term and was ordered to forfeit the more than $4,800 in cash police found at his home. He faced up to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $2 million.

Under the federal sentencing guidelines, Ferris faced between five and six years in prison, but prosecutors recommended his sentence be reduced. He waived indictment and pleaded guilty to the charge in August in federal court in Bangor.

Ferris was arrested when the Maine State Police tactical team raided his home about 2 a.m. on May 10, 2005.

In addition to the cocaine, valued at more than $111,000, police found $4,800 in cash, three rifles, a handgun, drug scales and records.

The home was guarded by a security camera that monitored the front door, MDEA Commander Darrell Crandall said last year shortly after Ferris’ arrest. Crandall said that a corroborated tip led them to Ferris’ cache.

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