Greenville man sentenced for selling drugs to 13-year-old girl

Donald Abbott-Roy. (Photo courtesy of Piscataquis County Jail)
Donald Abbott-Roy. (Photo courtesy of Piscataquis County Jail)
Posted Oct. 04, 2010, at 9:24 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 29, 2011, at 11:37 a.m.

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine — One of two Greenville men charged with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs that involved a 13-year-old girl was sentenced Monday in Dover-Foxcroft District Court.

Donald Abbott-Roy, 18, who pleaded guilty to aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, was sentenced Monday to two years in prison with all but 30 days suspended. He also was fined $400 and was placed on probation for one year.

A second man, Cory Mitchell, 18, who was charged with two counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs near a school, will make his initial court appearance Nov. 22 in Dover-Foxcroft District Court.

Abbott-Roy was nabbed after the parents of the girl told police that their daughter had purchased marijuana and identified the sellers.

After the sentencing, Piscataquis County District Attorney R. Christopher Almy praised Greenville Police Chief Jeff Pomerleau for his persistence in the case.

Almy said he had been reluctant to bring the case forward because it involved the testimony of a 13-year-old. “I said, ‘I don’t know that’s such a good idea,’” he recalled.

But Pomerleau told Almy that he owed it to the child’s parents, who had identified the men who sold their child marijuana, to do something. “He was very persistent in pushing this,” Almy said.

Since Abbott-Roy pleaded guilty, the child did not have to testify.

“I think that it’s refreshing to see a police officer as determined and as persistent as he was,” Almy said of Pomerleau. “Greenville is lucky to have him. He stuck to his guns despite my reservations.”

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