January 2, 2013

Local & State Dispatches

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The federal Department of Homeland Security had Maillet on a watch list because he was suspected of smuggling methamphetamine to southern Maine in the seat of his commercial truck. He was stopped on Nov. 22 at the Maine Port of Entry at Calais, according to court records.

A U.S. Customs officer found a methamphetamine pill under the driver's seat, and a police dog alerted officers to more at the front of the vehicle, court records say.

Officers found four packages in the center console of the vehicle containing about 2,000 methamphetamine pills.


Local father, 18, charged in death of 3-month-old

A Bangor man has been charged in the death of his 3-month-old child.

Police said Wednesday that 18-year-old Dustin Brown has been indicted by a grand jury on a charge of manslaughter.

He's accused in the Nov. 25 death of Xander Brown.

The Bangor Police Department said it had responded to a home for a baby that was not breathing. The infant was taken the hospital where he died. An autopsy determined that he had died of inflicted trauma.


Milo man, 43, gets five years for selling oxycodone tablets

A Piscataquis County man who illegally dealt thousands of oxycodone tablets over a four-year period was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bangor to serve more than five years in prison.

Tony Woodard, 43, of Milo was sentenced by Chief U.S. District Judge John Woodcock Jr. to serve 63 months in prison and three years of supervised release.

Woodward had pleaded guilty to a single count of distribution of oxycodone on Feb. 29.

Court records reveal that in July 2010, Woodard sold 10 oxycodone tablets to an undercover agent with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

The court also found him to be responsible for distributing 3,600 oxycodone tablets over the prior four year period, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.


Police arrest man for firing semiautomatic handgun

Police arrested a man who they say fired a semiautomatic handgun during a dispute at a mobile home park.

Timothy Koehler was arrested shortly before 1 a.m. Tuesday at the Arkay Trailer Park.

Police Chief Heidi Wilcox told the Sun Journal that Koehler, 30, was charged with aggravated reckless conduct and domestic violence criminal threatening.

Wilcox said officers responded to the mobile home park in response to a 911 hang-up. Two officers investigated and said they learned that a .25-caliber semiautomatic handgun had been fired during a dispute. No one was hurt.

Koehler is being held at the Franklin County Detention Center.


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