May 20, 2018
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Rumford woman charged with cocaine trafficking

By Terry Karkos, Sun Journal

RUMFORD, Maine — During an ongoing investigation into the illegal sale of Oxycodone in the area, Maine Drug Enforcement agents on Friday afternoon arrested a Rumford woman on cocaine trafficking.

Dawn M. Miller, 36, of 818 Hillside Ave. in Rumford’s Virginia neighborhood, was charged with aggravated trafficking in cocaine and violating conditions of release, Matt Cashman, MDEA supervisor special agent, said Tuesday afternoon in Lewiston. Rumford police were assisted by a Maine State Police drug-detection dog, he said.

Unable to post $2,500 cash bail, Miller was taken to Oxford County Jail in Paris. She will be arraigned on the Class A felony on July 3 in Oxford County Superior Court in Paris.

Cashman said the aggravating factor stems from Miller’s home being within 1,000 feet of the Pennacook Learning Center at Virginia Elementary School.

Armed with a search warrant, agents found and seized a quantity of drugs, including prepackaged cocaine and prescription medications, Cashman said.

Bulk currency and other items consistent with drug trafficking were also found and seized, he said. Additionally, agents located the remnants of a marijuana cultivation operation, he said.

Miller had been free on bail and awaiting trial on June 5 in 11th District Court in Rumford. On Feb. 26 in Roxbury, Trooper Paul Casey arrested Miller on a charge of criminal speed, a court clerk said Tuesday.

Cashman said one of the conditions of release was that Miller commit no further crime.

Additional arrests related to the MDEA investigation into the trafficking of Oxycodone, a narcotic painkiller, are expected, he said.

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