Accused high school drug dealer among 17 indicted in Hancock County

By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff
Posted April 11, 2012, at 4:40 p.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — A local man accused of selling drugs at the high school was among 17 people who have been indicted by a Hancock County grand jury.

Also indicted on April 5 was an Orrington man accused of setting fire to a camper in Bucksport in February.

Travis W. Davis, 18, of Ellsworth, is facing one count of aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs in connection with alleged drug transactions that took place at Ellsworth High School last October. Frank Trundy, 53, of Ellsworth, who last fall was working as a custodian at the school, was sentenced in February to serve three years in prison for his role in the same alleged drug deals.

According to police, Davis is accused of selling eight prescription painkiller pills to Trundy at the school. Davis was a student at Ellsworth High School at the time.

The incident in Bucksport in which an Orrington man is alleged to have set fire to another man’s camper occurred Feb. 5 on Millvale Road.

Andrew DiCesare, 24, was indicted on two counts of arson. He was arrested Feb. 15 by Bucksport police Officer Daniel Harlan following a joint investigation by the state fire marshal’s office and Bucksport police. The camper, which had been converted into a permanent residence, was declared a total loss. The owner was not home at the time and there were no injuries.

Bucksport police have said DiCesare apparently knew the victim.

Also indicted April 5 by a Hancock County grand jury were:

Micah R. H. Chakirelis, 27, Trenton, theft, criminal mischief.

James P. Davis, 44, Orland, burglary, theft, criminal mischief.

Bobbi F. Hodgkins, 24, Surry, operating a motor vehicle after revocation.

William H. Keating, 18, Ellsworth, burglary, theft, criminal trespass.

Sandra M. Linnell, 43, Mariaville, theft.

Brandon F. Pettengill, 38, Franklin, unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, illegal importation of scheduled drugs, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Andrew J. Richardson, 42, Dover, Fla., acquiring drugs by deception, operating a motor vehicle without a license.

Joseph D. Sites, 37, Bangor, burglary, theft.

Craig Strout-Desmond, 25, Ellsworth, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, unlawful possession of synthetic hallucinogenic drugs, violating conditions of release.

Mark E. Thibodeau, 53, Orland, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of intoxicants.

Gina L. Tinker, 44, Franklin, unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, illegal importation of scheduled drugs.

Erik A. Tozier, 24, Hancock, unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, illegal importation of scheduled drugs, violating conditions of release.

Laura L. Winchenbach, 32, Ellsworth, operating a motor vehicle after revocation, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Tony A. Woodard, 43, LaGrange, burglary, theft, aggravated criminal mischief.

Andrew J. York, 33, Blue Hill, aggravated criminal trespass, assault, criminal mischief, criminal trespass.

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