Brunswick mother arrested after selling child’s Ritalin near school, police say

Posted July 05, 2012, at 4:18 p.m.

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A 29-year-old Brunswick woman is facing charges of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs after police say she skimmed Ritalin from her child’s prescription and sold the drugs near a local school.

Amanda Holmes, 29, of 2A Robinson Ave., was charged June 28 after an investigation by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Portland office in conjunction with the Brunswick Police Department.

Holmes allegedly sold part of the prescription medication Ritalin, a stimulant used to treat attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, prescribed to her 8-year-old child, and MDEA agents allegedly purchased drugs from her earlier in June on Pleasant Street in Brunswick, Deputy Chief Marc Hagan of the Brunswick Police Department said Tuesday.

Agents also allegedly recovered $60 they said were profits from previous drug sales and 44 Ritalin tablets.

The charges were elevated to aggravated trafficking because the sales allegedly occurred within 1,000 feet of Maine Region 10 Technical High School on Church Road, according to Hagan.

Holmes was released from the Brunswick police station on $10,000 unsecured bail.

Information on her scheduled appearance in court was not available at press time.

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