Lubec man faces aggravated drug charge after $6,000 worth of pills found in his pants

Posted Oct. 18, 2012, at 5:20 p.m.
Last modified Oct. 18, 2012, at 8:58 p.m.
Sharley Fitzimmons
Maine Drug Enforcement Agency
Sharley Fitzimmons

HAMPDEN, Maine — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said it arrested a Lubec man on a felony drug charge Wednesday after finding more than $6,000 worth of oxycodone in his truck.

Sharley Fitzsimmons, 47, whose criminal history includes a prior felony drug conviction, was arrested and charged with Class A aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, MDEA Division Commander Darrell Crandall said Thursday.

Fitzsimmons’ bail has been set at $100,000, Crandall said. As of Wednesday night, he remained at the Penobscot County Jail. If convicted, Fitzsimmons faces a minimum four-year prison sentence and a maximum possible sentence of 30 years.

Crandall said MDEA agents had Fitzsimmons under surveillance Wednesday when he left his home on Dixie Road in Lubec. They followed him to southern Maine, where they believed he was going to buy oxycodone to resell in Washington County.

The agents then followed Fitzsimmons back as far as Hampden, where they had a Maine State Police trooper stop his 1999 GMC truck late Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 95 northbound, Crandall said. During a search, agents found 127 tablets of 30 mg oxycodone hidden inside Fitzsimmons’ pants, Crandall said. He estimated the street value of the drugs at $6,300.

Fitzsimmons is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Penobscot County Superior Court on Nov. 21, Crandall said. The investigation is continuing and more arrests are possible.

The Maine Attorney General’s Office will prosecute the case, Crandall said.

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