Rangeley man accused of dealing in fentanyl


RANGELEY — A local man was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on a charge of distributing fentanyl.

Steven Butler, 24, was charged following an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Maine State Police and the Rangeley Police Department.

In a news release issued Wednesday, investigators did not say where or when Butler is accused of trafficking in the drug.

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $1,000,000 fine.

Fentanyl is an opioid pain medication said to be up to 100 times more potent than morphine. Drug officials have linked the drug to thousands of fatal overdoses across the country in recent years.