May 26, 2018
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Three members of Brunswick family indicted on drug and theft charges

By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A local couple was indicted earlier this month week for felony trafficking in scheduled drugs, and the husband faces additional charges including endangering the welfare of a child following a May 16 raid on their home.

Charles “Muggy” McKenney Jr., 46, and Lori Jean McKenney, 45, both of Maquoit Road in Brunswick, were arrested May 16 at their home after Maine Drug Enforcement agents and the Brunswick Police Department Special Response Team executed a “no knock” search warrant.

Police allegedly seized 14 OxyContin pills, about two ounces of marijuana, digital scales and approximately $1,100 in cash believed to be the proceeds from drug transactions, Brunswick Police Detective Rich Cutliffe said Tuesday.

The money was allegedly hidden in a child’s bedroom, according to Cutliffe.

A Cumberland County grand jury indicted Charles McKenney Jr. on two counts of Class A aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, namely oxycodone; and misdemeanor counts of possession of scheduled drugs, namely oxycodone; criminal forfeiture; and endangering the welfare of a child.

The charges stemmed from incidents allegedly occurring between April 12 and May 12, according to the indictment.

McKenney’s charges were elevated because of his long history of drug convictions, Cutliffe said Tuesday, including aggravated trafficking in OxyContin, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, aggravated assault and aggravated forgery.

Lori McKenney was indicted for two Class A counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, namely oxycodone.

Lori McKenney, was charged following the search with violation of probation after allegedly testing positive for oxycodone and marijuana, Cutliffe said. She was on probation at the time for a previous conviction of felony unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs.

In an unrelated incident, the McKenneys’ son, 20-year-old Christopher McKenney, also of Brunswick, was also indicted this month by a Cumberland County grand jury for felony theft for an incident that allegedly occurred on June 19.

McKenney allegedly stole an iPod from a Mid Coast Hospital medical building, Detective Sgt. Martin Rinaldi of the Brunswick Police Department said.

The charge was elevated to a felony because of McKenney’s prior convictions for theft and drugs.

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