A Rumford man has been sentenced to five years in federal prison for his part in a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine.

Wendell White, 52, formerly of Bangor, will also serve three years of supervised released under the sentence handed down Monday in U.S. District Court in Bangor by federal Judge John A. Woodcock Jr.

According to court records, White was part of a conspiracy from 2010 to 2013 to buy crack in New Haven, Connecticut, and distribute it in Maine, primarily in Penobscot County. Officials also said that White allowed members of the Red Side Guerrilla Brims and Almighty Blood Nation, two street gangs, to use his Bangor apartment, where he lived with his 3-year-old son, to sell and use crack.

The case was investigated by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, the New Haven, Connecticut, office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and New Haven police.

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