Vassalboro man indicted after police find 1,000 prescription pills, 8 pounds of marijuana

Posted Aug. 23, 2013, at 5:58 p.m.
Shane Wood
Kennebec County Sheriff's Office
Shane Wood

AUGUSTA, Maine — A Vassalboro man who police allegedly found with more than $20,000 worth of drugs was one of 29 people indicted by a Kennebec County grand jury on Thursday.

Shane Leslie Wood, 46, was indicted on a Class A charge of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and on two counts of Class C aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs. He was also indicted for two Class C charges of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, a Class D charge of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and a charge of criminal forfeiture.

On July 8, Wood was arrested by Maine State Police and charged with domestic violence terrorizing and assault against a woman at his home. He was also charged with criminal restraint and resisting arrest, according to Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.

Later that day, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigators, Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office deputies and state police troopers returned to Wood’s house at 48 Crowell Road and seized eight pounds of marijuana, more than 1,000 prescription pills, more than eight grams of cocaine and heroin and $5,750 in cash, McCausland said.

The MDEA says the street value of the marijuana and pills exceeds $20,000.

Wood was previously convicted of aggravated cultivation of marijuana on June 5, 2008, according to court documents.

Wood faces up to 30 years in prison for the Class A charge and a maximum fine of $50,000. A Class C charge carries a maximum prison sentence of five years and a $5,000 fine and a Class D charge carries a sentence of up to a year in jail and a maximum fine of $2,000.

Christopher Knight, also known as the North Pond Hermit, was indicted on six burglary and five theft charges on Thursday.

Also indicted on Thursday were:

Michael R. Marro, 21, Augusta, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking, criminal mischief.

Robert Greig, 28, Augusta, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Jack R. Downs Sr., 48, Gardiner, criminal OUI, operating beyond license condition or restriction.

Jesse N. Glidden, 37, South China, theft by unauthorized taking, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, illegal possession of hypodermic apparatuses, negotiating a worthless instrument.

Richard E. Gilley, 31, Waterville, assault.

Bonny Sue Gilmore, 29, Gardiner, criminal OUI, operating beyond license condition or restriction.

Donald Paul Fencik, 62, Waterville, aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation, operating after revocation, criminal OUI, two counts violation of condition of release.

Renee L. Belisle, 31, Augusta, theft by deception, forgery, misuse of identification.

Caitlyn Renee Bragg, 21, Richmond, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, operating after suspension, violation of condition of release.

Joshua Dean Elliott, 32, Fairfield, receiving stolen property, two counts aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, violation of sex offender registration.

Jacob R. Choate, 24, Augusta, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Emily A. Hinkley, 22, Augusta, three counts forgery, three counts theft by unauthorized taking.

John P. Smith Jr., 31, Gardiner, two counts unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, operating after revocation, illegal possession of hypodermic apparatuses, violation of condition of release.

James D. Tripp, 32, Randolph, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Charles M. Houghton, 30, Waterville, six counts burglary of a motor vehicle, two counts theft by unauthorized taking, stealing drugs.

Kevin Henderson, 38, Wilton, aggravated assault, violation of condition of release.

Alison E. Thomas, 33, Waterville, theft by unauthorized taking, assault.

Brandon Paul Arnold, 31, Augusta, theft by unauthorized taking, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, operating after suspension.

Arthur J. Hall, 44, Waterbury, Conn., seven counts unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, criminal forfeiture.

Arthur Middleton, 21, Vassalboro, unlawful sexual contact.

Stephen R. Morse, 45, Farmingdale, domestic violence assault, obstructing report of crime or injury.

Jason A. Grant, 34, Oakland, aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation, operating after revocation, criminal OUI.

Robert Vincent Johnson, 30, Madison, tampering with a victim, violation of condition of release.

Brian L. Hodge, 35, Winthrop, operating after revocation, violation of condition of release.

Clinton U. Bates, 36, Sidney, two counts receiving stolen property, theft by deception.

George A. Day, 30, Hollis, eluding an officer, criminal OUI, violation of condition of release.

Brock R. Hamilton, 26, Augusta, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, theft by unauthorized taking, criminal trespass, refusing to submit to arrest.

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