A Damariscotta man faces a felony count of heroin trafficking and lesser charges of possession of crack cocaine, hallucinogenic mushrooms, and a prescription muscle relaxant.
A Lincoln County grand jury indicted Todd E. Kelley, 22, on a single count each of class B unlawful trafficking in schedule W drugs (heroin), class D unlawful possession of schedule W drugs (crack cocaine), and class D unlawful possession of schedule W drugs on Sept. 13.
Todd Kelley also faces a single count each of class D unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and class E unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, both misdemeanors, and a civil count of use of drug paraphernalia, in a related case.
His wife, Kaitlyn M. Kelley, 23, also of Damariscotta, faces a single charge each of class C unlawful possession of schedule W drug (heroin), a felony; class D unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, class E unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, and use of drug paraphernalia.
Class B and C crimes are felonies with maximum sentences of 10 and five years in prison, respectively. Class D and E crimes are misdemeanors with maximum sentences of 364 days and six months.
According to court documents, the Kelleys are accused of committing the crimes on April 19 in Damariscotta and Dresden.
MDEA agents arrested Todd Kelley in Dresden on April 19. At the same time, officers from the Damariscotta Police Department and other agencies executed a search warrant at the Kelleys’ home on Standpipe Road.
The Kelleys were returning from the Kennebec County area at the time of Todd Kelley’s arrest in Dresden, according to Jim Pease, a supervisor with MDEA. Pease did not have information about the quantity of drugs the Kelleys were allegedly in possession of at the time.
At the house, officers seized Flexeril, a muscle relaxant; psilocybin mushrooms, a hallucinogen; and drug paraphernalia indicative of opiate use, according to Damariscotta Sgt. Jason Warlick.
Both Kelleys will appear for dispositional conferences at the Lincoln County Courthouse in Wiscasset at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 24.
Todd Kelley is free on $2,000 unsecured bail, which means he would owe the state $2,000 if he fails to appear. His bail conditions prohibit the possession or use of alcohol or illegal drugs and subject him to random searches and tests to ensure compliance.
Assistant Attorney General Johnathan G. Nathans is representing the state. Newcastle attorney William M. Avantaggio is representing Todd Kelley. Boothbay Harbor attorney Linda Yarmosh is representing Kaitlyn Kelley. Avantaggio and Yarmosh did not respond to requests for comment.
The Damariscotta Police Department, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigated.