An Alna man was sentenced to two years in prison for conspiring to distribute crack cocaine and heroin in central Maine.

Bradford Christopher, 36, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court by Judge John Woodcock Jr. to two years in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiring to distribute cocaine base, also known as crack, and heroin. He pleaded guilty to those crimes Oct. 13, 2016.

Christopher, formerly a Gardiner resident, conspired to distribute crack and heroin in central Maine, supplying drugs to co-conspirators, and driving them to houses where the drugs were sold, according to a news release from the U.S. Department of Justice. The crime occurred between May 2015 and August 2016.

The prosecution said Christopher sold an undercover law enforcement officer about 3.2 grams of crack for $500 on April 27, 2016, in Gardiner. An affidavit by an officer with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration says Christopher sold the undercover officer five small bags of what appeared to be crack, part of which was purchased in the St. Joseph Church parking lot, and the rest of which was purchased at a Lincoln Avenue home.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office.

Woodcock, in sentencing Christopher, said he had affected “how young people grow up” in central Maine, according to the release.

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