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MDI woman arrested on drug trafficking charge

By Bill Trotter, BDN Staff

TREMONT, Maine — A former standout basketball player for Mount Desert Island High School is facing a criminal charge after being accused of illegally selling drugs, according to police.

Melissa Beth Gott, 30, of Tremont was arrested Nov. 9 by Maine Drug Enforcement Agency officers on a charge of trafficking in the prescription drug oxycodone, MDEA Division Commander Darrell Crandall indicated Saturday in response to an email inquiry from the Bangor Daily News.

Crandall indicated that Gott was arrested Nov. 9 at her place of work in Southwest Harbor, which he declined to identify, after she allegedly sold an unspecified “retail quantity” of oxycodone to MDEA agents working undercover. The alleged transaction took place in Ellsworth prior to Nov. 9, he indicated. He declined to release further details about the incident.

He said no other arrests are anticipated as part of the investigation into Gott.

Gott was taken to Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth and later released on $500 cash bail, Crandall said. She is scheduled to appear in Hancock County Superior Court on Dec. 21.

In 2001, Gott became a 1,000-point scorer for her high school career and led the MDI Trojans to a Class B state championship. She also was named that year by the Bangor Daily News as the eastern Maine basketball tournament MVP for Class B.

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