ROCKLAND – The Knox County Grand Jury handed down 20 indictments on Aug. 6. Of the 20 indictments, one includes a drug trafficking charge against an inmate at the Maine State Prison in Warren. The indictments represent 18 individuals from Maine and two from Massachusetts. An indictment does not imply guilt.
Jeremy Stephan Stone, 41, of Rockport, manslaughter, aggravated criminal operating under the influence, leaving the scene of an accident involving bodily injury or death, and improper plates.
Stone was arrested Jan. 30 on charges related to a fatal hit-and-run vehicle accident in Rockland. He was accused of driving while intoxicated and striking Daniel F. Cormier, 35, of Rockland and Owls Head, while Cormier was walking along Camden Street (Route 1) near the Pizza Hut. The two people walking with Cormier were not injured. Cormier was pronounced dead at Pen Bay Medical Center.
According to court documents, Stone was accused of fleeing the scene of the accident. Stone said he wasn’t sure what he hit, that visibility was poor due to the rain, and he panicked and drove off, instead of staying at the scene.
Rockland Police Sgt. Don Finnegan and Detective Russ Thompson arrested Stone at his residence in Rockland, after his location was identified to police by a woman. She told police at the scene she had received a call from Stone after the accident saying that he “messed up and might have hit someone on Camden Street.”
Finnegan said that when he spoke with Stone at his home his speech was slow, and he could smell a strong odor of alcohol. Tests for impairment performed on Stone confirmed that he was impaired. Finnegan also recognized signs consistent with cannabis use, and Stone also admitted that he allegedly consumed marijuana-laced candy four days prior to the accident along with consuming three rum and ginger ale mixed drinks prior to the crash. Stone said that he is prescribed and regularly takes suboxone and klonopin, according to the court document.
Stone’s bail was set at $20,000 and his bail conditions included that he does not use or possess alcohol or drugs, must submit to random searches, and does not operate a motor vehicle for any reason.
Stone will make his next court appearance Aug. 24 in Knox County Unified Court.
Steven Butler, 32, of Rockland, unlawful trafficking in oxycodone, unlawful possession of oxycodone, and two counts of violating condition of release.
Dustin Carpenter, 25, of Washington, aggravated trafficking in methamphetamine.
Daniel D. Chubbuck, 23, incarcerated at the Maine State Prison, trafficking in prison contraband Suboxone, and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, Suboxone.
Kevin J. Chubbuck, 49, of Edgecomb, trafficking in prison contraband, Suboxone, and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, Suboxone.
Rosa Colon, 38, of Waterville, unlawful trafficking in Suboxone, conspiracy to commit unlawful trafficking in Suboxone.
Ruth Crandall, 46, of Rockland, unlawful possession of heroin, and felony unlawful possession of oxycodone.
Gina Glidden, 27, of Washington, unlawful trafficking in methamphetamine, violation of condition of release, and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.
Katlyn Graciale, 29, of Haverhill, Mass., felony unlawful trafficking in schedule drugs, Suboxone, conspiracy to commit unlawful trafficking in Suboxone, illegal importation of Suboxone.
Pamula Grady, 39, of Whitefield, theft by deception, aggravated forgery, and two counts of unsworn falsification. Grady is accused of allegedly stealing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.
Krysti Hallett, 32, of Cushing, illegal importation of scheduled drugs, bath salts, and illegal possession of synthetic hallucinogenics.
Ronald Allen Harding, 41, of Owls Head, felony aggravated criminal mischief, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, two counts of refusing to submit to arrest, and carrying a concealed weapon.
Kelly J. Hill, 39, of Camden, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.
Hill was arrested in March after Camden Detective Curt Andrick for allegedly stealing approximately $40,000 from a Camden motel.
Andrick was contacted by the owners after they noticed suspicious charges and discrepancies with the books. The owners provided bank statements to police that included charges they said were made by Hill for shopping trips, medical bills, travel, veterinary services, and her two dogs. Hill was authorized to use the business’ checking account and debit card. Documents highlighted alleged unauthorized purchases including at spa and hair salon visits, motels in Michigan, New Hampshire, Vermont, for airline charges and eye care, and at Michigan and Maine restaurants, as well as PayPal transfers. allegedly stealing $40,000 from the motel.
Hill will make her next court appearance on Sept. 18 in Knox County Unified Court.
Shawn Michael Jones, 28, of Appleton, two counts of burglary, and two counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer.
Justin W. Lawrence, 40, of North Haven, two counts of domestic violence, terrorizing with a dangerous weapon, and two counts of domestic violence terrorizing.
Candace Owens, 35, of Searsmont, four counts of criminal restraint by a parent and four counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
William M. Penn, 44, of Richmond, failure to report to jail.
Edward Robinson, 34, of South Gardiner, unlawful trafficking in Suboxone, and conspiracy to commit unlawful trafficking in Suboxone.
Timothy Sanford, 50, of Cushing, unlawful sexual contact.
Manny Sylvia, 31, of New Bedford, Mass., aggravated trafficking in Suboxone.
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