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August 2010 Archives

Trafficking Oxycodne Arrest in Sanford

From the Portland Press Harold today:Woman arrested in York County drug investigation

By Edward D. Murphy emurphy@mainetoday.com

Staff Writer SANFORD — A Sanford woman turned herself in and was charged with trafficking in oxycodone Tuesday, the latest arrest in an ongoing investigation of drug trafficking in York County.Brittany L'Heureux, 21, turned herself in to Sanford police Tuesday after an arrest warrant was issued following a search of her home on Cottage Street. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency alleges that its agents bought oxycodone from L’Heureux on several occasions. She was being held at the York County Jail.
The MDEA said it has arrested four other people in Sanford over the last month on charges of trafficking in oxycodone, cocaine or crack and expects more arrests in the area in the next few weeks.

Sentencing in Federal Drug Case and Violation of Probation Nets 21 Month Sentence

Although we often represent people who are completely innocent, we also represent those who have confessed to mistakes. When you confess to mistakes, while you are on probation, and where you attempt an undercover drug buy with a federal agent, you are in a whole different level of trouble.We recently had a sentencing on such a case. We argued that our client should not have an upward departure as a result of his behavior, and that the sentences should run partially concurrently (despite the fact that the Sentencing Guideline policy comments said they should run consecutively). In sum, with the partially concurrent sentences our client received 21 months in federal prison, including the probation violation and the new drug buy. This is an extraordinarily low sentence in the context of federal sentencing. United States Probation asked the Court for a 24 month sentence on the probation violation alone.--Tim

Theft Charge Filed

In York County Superior Court today, we were pleased to get a filing for our client on a theft charge. A filing means that the charge is automatically dismissed after 1 year if our client has no new criminal conduct for the year. The theft involved taking a deposit on the sale of a Grady White boat our client did not own. For more info on Zerillo Law, please click here.