June 25, 2018
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Rockland man gets 2 years for repeat drug conviction

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 24-year-old Rockland man has been sentenced to two years behind bars after being convicted of selling drugs for the second time in less than two years.

Meryk G. Lowden was sentenced April 24 in Knox County Superior Court by Justice Jeffrey Hjelm to two years in jail and fined $400 for two counts of trafficking in drugs. He also was ordered to repay the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency $100.

Lowden was arrested March 23 after the second sale of Adderall in two days to a confidential drug informant in Rockland used by the MDEA. On March 22, he sold 14 capsules to the informant for $100 as agents observed and listened to the transaction, which was being recorded. The second sale came the next day when he sold seven tablets for $60 in the parking lot of a store in Rockland.

After the second sale, agents followed Lowden to the parking lot of the Knox County Courthouse, where he was arrested.

Adderall is a prescription drug used to treat people who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

Lowden had been convicted in May 2010 of trafficking in drugs and had been sentenced to two years with all but 12 days suspended.

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