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Police Bust Heroin Ring After 2-Year Investigation

Police say $3.2 million, or 80,000 dosages, of heroin were sold in Maine

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    Police Bust Heroin Ring After 2-Year Investigation
    Maine State Police
    These 10 people were among those arrested in a massive heroin bust in Oxford County, Maine, this week.

    Fifteen people were arrested Tuesday on charges of trafficking more than $3.2 million worth of heroin after what police say was likely the largest-ever drug investigation in Oxford County, Maine.

    More than 20 police officers arrested the individuals who are charged with conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking in heroin, among other charges, according to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

    Police said Del Hathaway, 26, of Saco, Maine, and his girlfriend, Brianna Thayer, 26, of Bean Station, Tennessee, were the main suppliers of the drug ring, which brought heroin into Maine from Lynn, Massachusetts.

    Police said the suspects allegedly imported and distributed 17.8 pounds of heroin, or about 80,000 dosages, throughout Oxford County from January 2013 to April of this year.

    An Oxford County grand jury indicted the individuals after a two-year investigation by the Maine DEA, which worked with Oxford County law enforcement and state police.

    Others charged include:
    • Brian Aquino, 34, 8 Hart St., Lynn, Massachusetts, on charges of conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.
    • Brandon Blood, 23, 110 McCrillis Brook Road, Bethel, on charges of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.
    • Morgan McKinney, 20, 110 McCrillis Brook Road, Bethel, on charges of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and hindering apprehension or prosecution.
    • Dana Ingerson, 29, 29 Depot St., Buckfield (presently incarcerated Middlesex County House of Corrections, Billerica, Massachusetts), on charges of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.
    • Courtney Moulton, 23, 228 Country Place Road, Bean Station, Tennessee, on charges of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs. 
    • Scott Billings, 24, 1045 Route 232, Milton Plantation, on charges of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.
    • Kevin Litchfield, 28, 386 King St., Oxford, (presently incarcerated at Cumberland County Jail), on charges of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs. 
    • Richard Labay, 38, 9 Orchard Court, West Paris, on charges of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.
    • Michael Farnum, 24, 915 Route 232, Bethel, on charges of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.
    • Jacob Santillo, 25, 216 Hancock St., Rumford, on charges of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.
    • Cameron Gervais, 26, 771 Main St, South Portland, on a charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.
    • Gregory Ford, 54, 35 Foxcroft Drive, Scarborough, on a charge of conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs. 
    • Matthew Ross, 23, formerly from Westbrook but currently homeless (presently incarcerated at Cumberland County Jail), on a charge pf conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

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