A Wade man was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to 15 years in prison after a November 2022 search warrant found him in possession of enough fentanyl to supply a potentially lethal dose to over 2.5 million people.
Daniel White, 57, was sentenced Wednesday to a total of 188 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release.
White previously pleaded guilty to charges of possession of fentanyl and methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of controlled substances, and conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl in July 2023.
According to court records, on Nov. 30, 2022, U.S. and Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents executed a search warrant at White’s home in Wade, Maine.
At White’s residence, agents discovered drug paraphernalia, three pistols and two rifles, and $12,586 in drug proceeds.
Investigators also recovered more than 1299 grams of fentanyl from White’s bedroom, near a loaded weapon, in addition to over 227 grams of methamphetamine.
According to the DEA, just 2 milligrams of fentanyl is considered a potentially lethal dose.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office of the District of Maine stated Wednesday that White regularly obtained the drugs from an out-of-state supplier and would distribute the drugs through a network of dealers in Aroostook County between Jan. 1, 2021, and Nov. 30, 2022.