A Boston man who was arrested in Anson trafficking a large amount of illegal drugs in 2022 was sentenced Tuesday in federal court.

Harold Andujar-Pimentel, 25, was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge Lance E. Walker to 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maine.

Andujar-Pimentel, of the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston, had previously pleaded guilty to two drug trafficking charges and one firearms charge on Dec. 21, 2023, in U.S. District Court in Bangor, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said.

Police arrested Andujar-Pimentel in November 2022 after executing a search warrant at 26A Cross Road in Anson.

Investigators from several law enforcement agencies searched a camper on the property, where they arrested Andujar-Pimentel.

There, police found $5,000 in cash, 2,308 grams of fentanyl powder, 492.8 grams of pure methamphetamine, 453.9 grams of cocaine base, 89 Oxycodone pills, 50 Xanax bars and six firearms, according to court records. About 2 milligrams of fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is considered a lethal dose, so the amount of fentanyl found on the property is equivalent to more than 1 million lethal doses.


During the search, Andujar-Pimentel was first located inside the camper at the residence before he escaped and ran from police, according to court records. Officers then chased him through the woods and detained him again.

As a result of the search, police also arrested four other people on similar drug trafficking charges, including the owner of the home.

The five arrested at the Anson residence were also believed to be involved in a robbery of a Winslow warehouse. Police were led to the residence after receiving tips about illegal activity at the residence, Somerset County Sheriff Dale Lancaster said at the time of the arrests.

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Maine Drug Enforcement Administration, Somerset County Sheriff’s Office and Winslow Police Department investigated the case, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. The district attorney’s office for Somerset County assisted in the investigation.

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