PORTLAND, Maine — A New York man was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for his role in trafficking drugs in Maine.
Havier Olmo, 30, was sentenced in the Cumberland County Courthouse for the Kennebec County Superior Court case. He also must pay a $2,000 fine, according to Kennebec County District Attorney Maeghan Maloney.
Olmo was found guilty by a jury in April of two counts of aggravated trafficking in a schedule W drug within 1,000 feet of a designated safe zone; two counts of trafficking in a schedule W drug, trafficking based upon quantity and several misdemeanors.
Olmo was arrested Sept. 28, 2012 by Waterville police after a lengthy investigation. Police had been investigating suspected drug activity at Olmo’s apartment on School Street.
He was spotted leaving the apartment that afternoon and placed under arrest. Olmo ran off while handcuffed but was caught by police.
At the time of his arrest, Olmo was in possession of 94 30-mg oxycodone pills, two Suboxone pills, half a gram of bath salts and a small amount of cash, according to a previous report. Also discovered in his possession were five stolen firearms.
Three others were arrested in connection to the investigation that day.
“It is my hope that this sentence will send a message that Maine is not open for the illegal drug business,” Maloney said in a statement on Friday. Olmo was in Maine for the exclusive purpose of selling drugs, she added.
Olmo faced up to 30 years in prison and a maximum fine of $50,000 for the Class A charges of aggravated trafficking in a schedule W drug within 1,000 feet of a designated safe zone. Oxycodone is a schedule W drug.