June 22, 2018
Midcoast Latest News | Poll Questions | Border Patrol | Pride | Maple Syrup

Brunswick mom indicted after allegedly selling her daughter’s Ritalin to police informant

By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A 29-year-old Brunswick woman who police say sold her daughter’s ADHD pills near a local school was indicted last week for drug trafficking and endangering the welfare of a child.

Amanda Holmes, of 2A Robinson Ave., was indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury on three counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, two counts of trafficking in scheduled drugs — both felonies — and the misdemeanor charge of endangering the welfare of a child.

Detectives from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Portland office, working with the Brunswick Police Department, arrested Holmes at her home on June 28.

They allege that in June, she took pills from her 8-year-old daughter’s prescription medication Ritalin (methylphenidate hydrochloride), a stimulant used to treat attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, among other diagnoses, and sold the drugs to an informant at her Pleasant Street home, Brunswick Police Detective Rich Cutliffe said Wednesday.

Agents also allegedly recovered cash they say was profit from previous drug sales, as well as 44 Ritalin tablets, Cutliffe told The Times Record in June.

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, police said at the time.

Information about Holmes’ next scheduled court appearance was not available at press time.

Have feedback? Want to know more? Send us ideas for follow-up stories.

You may also like