Federal grand jury indicts VB man in cocaine case
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ONLINE FIRST: VAN BUREN - On Wednesday, July 18, a federal grand jury formally indicted Robert Rossignol, 59, of Van Buren with conspiracy to possess and distribute at least 10 kilograms of cocaine, in violation of U.S. law, according to court documents.

In its July 18 indictment, the grand jury also called for Rossignol to forfeit all property derived from his alleged illegal activities, including nearly $300,000 in cash and a 2006 Lincoln automobile.

On July 16, Rossignol was ordered to remain in custody, pending trial, by U.S. Magistrate Judge Margaret J. Kravchuk, in U.S. District Court in Bangor.

Rossignol's arraignment hearing, where he will have an opportunity to enter a formal plea, has been set for July 27 in U.S. District Court, in Bangor.

As of Friday afternoon, court records had indicated no indictments of the two other men alleged to have conspired with Rossignol, Chad Hallet, of Dieppe, New Brunswick and Matt LeBlanc, of Shediac, New Brunswick.

Rossignol was arrested on July 1 in Van Buren, in connection with an alleged operation to purchase and then transport narcotics into Canada, through northern Maine.