Man sentenced to five years in prison for drug trafficking in Maine

A 33-year-old man was sentenced to 60 months in prison for drug trafficking, possession and possession of a firearm.


Joshua Hopkins, of South Portland, will also be on four years of supervised release. He pleaded guilty on February 21, 2024.

The wanted man had an active arrest warrant

Hopkins had an active warrant when police arrested him at a South Portland hotel in April 2023, court records say.

Evidence of drug trafficking and drug possession seized

Officers searched a backpack he was carrying and seized several scales, a single round of 7.62mm x 39mm ammunition, a blender containing suspected fentanyl powder, smaller containers containing additional suspected fentanyl powder, bags of suspected cocaine and something that looked like a…substance used to “reduce” drugs.

Suspect delivered drugs

Another man with the suspect said Hopkins supplied him with drugs. He also told police that Hopkins had a gun in his car.

Gun and ammunition found in vehicle

Officers found a black Norinco SKS rifle in the vehicle. The ammunition in the backpack corresponded to the caliber of the rifle. Hopkins is prohibited from possessing firearms and ammunition due to prior felony convictions, court documents said.

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