May 25, 2018
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Trial not yet scheduled in drug-related death

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff

HOULTON, Maine — A trial date has not been set for a Cary man accused of providing drugs to a Houlton man who died in January from an apparent overdose.

David Goodall, 25, was charged in January with aggravated unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs in connection with the death of 26-year-old Clayton Codrey.

Goodall is suspected of providing Codrey with up to 100 milligrams of liquid methadone that Codrey ingested the night before he was found dead in a Military Street apartment. Codrey also is believed by investigators to have ingested several doses of Xanax that night, along with alcohol and other drugs.

Codrey was unresponsive when his girlfriend, who was not charged, tried to wake him around 7:20 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, according to police.

Some people in the apartment attempted to resuscitate Codrey and a call for help was made about an hour after he was discovered unresponsive.

When police and first responders arrived at the apartment, they found Codrey’s body lying on the floor next to his bed.

Police officers at the scene determined that Codrey had ingested 10 to 20 doses of Xanax and up to 100 milligrams of methadone in liquid form at some point before going to bed about 8 p.m. Monday.

Aroostook County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Gordon said Tuesday that Goodall has been indicted by the Aroostook County grand jury, but a trial has not been scheduled. Gordon said he was skeptical that a plea deal would be negotiated before a trial for several reasons that he said he could not discuss.

Police also charged Brandy Hartt, 21, of Benedicta in connection with the case for aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Details of how Codrey obtained the Xanax and other drugs and how Hartt specifically is connected to the case have not been released.

Goodall and Hartt each were indicted by a grand jury in March.

The two are facing a minimum mandatory sentence of four years in jail if convicted, and a maximum of 30 years in prison.

Gordon said Hartt is scheduled to appear in court at the end of the month to determine the status of her case.

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