Trenton man sentenced in firearms case



BANGORA Trenton man was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor for possessing a firearm as a felon, U.S. Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced.

U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker sentenced Timothy Levesque, 53, to one year and one day in prison and two years of supervised release.

Levesque had pleaded guilty on Dec. 18, 2018.

According to court records, on the evening of May 12, 2018, the U.S. Coast Guard boarded Levesque’s boat off the coast of Lamoine while conducting a routine maritime safety and law enforcement patrol, Frank said in a press release.

“The boat was registered solely to Levesque and he was the only person on board,” Frank said. “While searching the boat, Coast Guard personnel found four firearms within 4 feet of where Levesque had been sitting in the pilot house. Levesque has two prior felony drug convictions and was aware that the firearms were on his boat.”

The U.S. Coast Guard Investigative Service, the Maine Marine Patrol and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives investigated the case.

Jennifer Osborn

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