United States Attorney Paula D. Silsby announced that Rodney Littlefield, 37, of Belfast, was sentenced April 28 in U.S. District Court to 30 months’ imprisonment, three years’ supervised release, and a special assessment of $200.

Littlefield pleaded guilty Dec. 22, 2009, to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine and one count of distribution of cocaine.

Court records reveal that between January 2005 and March 2009, Littlefield conspired with others to possess with the intent to distribute and distributed at least 500 grams of cocaine. The evidence also established that Littlefield was a member of a cocaine distribution conspiracy that stretched from Waldo County to the Bronx, N.Y., and beyond.

On a weekly basis, Littlefield would receive multi-ounce quantities of cocaine that he would redistribute to others in Waldo County. During the course of the investigation, Littlefield twice distributed cocaine to an individual working with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. In sentencing Littlefield, the court found that he had distributed approximately 1.3 kilograms of cocaine during the course of his involvement in the conspiracy.

Silsby praised the year-long investigation conducted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Mid-Coast Task Force. She also recognized the assistance provided by the Waldo County Sheriff’s Office, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.