A Wayne man has pleaded guilty to lying to a U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency officer about knowing two people involved in a federal narcotics investigation.

Victor Sousa, 24, denied that he knew the suspects, then called one of them several times from jail, according to court records filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew McCormack.

Investigators found that Sousa had lived with that suspect for “an entire summer,” and had been supplied with narcotics by the other suspect, McCormack wrote.

Investigators also obtained recordings of the phone conversations Sousa had from jail with one of the suspects and their wife after telling a federal officer he did not know them.

Sousa faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He has not yet been sentenced.

Sousa is currently in federal custody for unrelated charges, according to court records.

In September 2022, he pleaded guilty to importing methamphetamine from Canada after border patrol officers found 93 pills hidden in his underwear while he was crossing into Maine at the Madawaska port of entry in 2019.

Sousa later admitted to officers that he had traveled to Canada to purchase the pills. He was living in Calais at the time.

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