A Damariscotta man pleaded guilty Oct. 24 to trafficking heroin in Lincoln County and possessing crack cocaine and hallucinogenic mushrooms.
Todd E. Kelley, 23, was sentenced to three years in custody with all but four months suspended, plus three years of probation, for trafficking, according to court documents. He will begin the sentence Jan. 16, 2017. He must also pay a total of $1,515 in fines.
Kelley pleaded guilty to 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 scheduled drugs.
The state dismissed a single count each of class C unlawful possession of schedule W drug (heroin), class E unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, and use of drug paraphernalia.
Kelley’s probation conditions require him to complete treatment for substance abuse, submit to random searches and tests for drugs, and pay off his fines within the first 2 1/2 years of his probation.
Maine Drug Enforcement Agency personnel arrested Kelley in Dresden on April 19.
His wife, Kaitlyn M. Kelley, 23, also of Damariscotta, was also charged in the case.
Kaitlyn Kelley faces charges of class C unlawful possession of schedule W drug (heroin), 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; class D and E crimes are misdemeanors. Use of drug paraphernalia is a civil infraction.
Assistant District Attorney Matthew Kanwit and Assistant Attorney General Johnathan Nathans represented the state. Newcastle attorney William M. Avantaggio represented Kelley. The Damariscotta Police Department, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and MDEA investigated.