A 42-year-old Lincolnville man was sentenced Jan. 11 to 37 months in federal prison for his role in a cocaine distribution ring.

U.S. Attorney Paula Silsby announced in a news release that Michael Dunn was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Bangor to 37 months’ imprisonment, three years’ supervised release, and a special assessment of $200. Dunn pleaded guilty Sept. 30 to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and one count of distribution of cocaine.

Court records show that between the middle of February and early March 2009, Dunn sold cocaine three times to an undercover agent with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. In addition, Dunn was a member of a cocaine distribution conspiracy that stretched from Waldo County to the Bronx in New York and beyond, the news release said. Dunn sold cocaine in Waldo County that was supplied by other members of the conspiracy who obtained the drug from a source in the Bronx.

He was arrested June 1 by Lincolnville police and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

The court found that during his involvement in the conspiracy, Dunn was responsible for distributing 630 grams of cocaine.

Silsby praised the investigation conducted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Mid-Coast Task Force and the assistance provided by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office.