ROCKLAND — The following cases were closed in Knox County Unified Court from Sept. 30-Oct. 11.
David Boone, 38, of Waldoboro, operating under the influence (alcohol), two priors, in Warren May 8, 2019, $1100, two years in prison, license suspended six years; aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation, priors, in Warren May 8, 2019, dismissed; operating after habitual offender revocation, two priors, in Warren, May 8, 2019, $1100 fine, $1100 suspended, one year in prison; failing to stop for an officer, violating condition of release, two counts, all in Warren May 8, 2019, ten days in jail.
Nicole Cassetta , 37, of Cape Elizabeth, probation violation for original conviction of trafficking in prison contraband in Warren Nov. 21, 2016, probation continued.
Jerome F. Cates, 70, of Norfolk, Va., operating vehicle without license in Rockport Oct. 8, 2019, $150 fine.
Cameron A. Dana, 23, of Owls Head, theft by unauthorized use of property, priors, in Rockland March 5, 2018, three years in jail with all but 12 months suspended, probation two years, restitution $10, 142.87; theft by unauthorized use of property, priors, in South Thomaston Oct. 11, 2018, three years in jail with all but 12 months suspended, probation two years, restitution $10, 142.87; theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, priors, in Rockland, Oct. 4, 2018, three years in jail with all but 12 months suspended, probation two years, restitution $10142.87.
Blair Martin, 54, of Hardeville, S.C., domestic violence assault in Rockland Sept. 16, 2018, dismissed.
Cody A. Gnosini-Rubenstein, 28, of Thomaston, unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs in Rockland July 24, 2017, $400 fine, four years in prison with all but nine months suspended, probation three years.
Gnosini-Rubenstein pled guilty Oct. 1 in Knox County Unified Court before Justice Bruce Mallonee to dealing drugs that were linked to the death of 27-year-old John Leiter. Leiter died at his home on July 25, 2017, from an overdose of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol, which was confirmed by the Medical Examiner.
According to the affidavit filed by police in Knox County Unified Court, the investigation confirmed several text messages between Leiter and Gnosini-Rubenstein. The victim asked the defendant multiple times where he could buy the drugs.
The drug transaction took place on the evening of July 24, 2017. Rubenstein was the last person Leiter was in contact with by phone before he died the following day.
Both the Rockland Police Department and Maine Drug Enforcement Agency conducted the investigation. Gnosini-Rubenstein was arrested on a warrant obtained July 27, 2018 by Rockland Detective Sergeant Joel Neal.
Lindsay Taylor, 28, of Tenants Harbor, driving to endanger in Thomaston July 28, 2019, dismissed.
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