April 23, 2018
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Biddeford woman gets four months for Knox County drug offenses

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 20-year-old Biddeford woman was sentenced Tuesday to four months in jail for her role in an alleged drug ring that was dealing heroin and cocaine in the midcoast area.

Lauryn Smith was sentenced in Knox County Superior Court by Justice Jeffrey Hjelm to three years in jail with all but four months suspended for two counts of trafficking in drugs.

Smith was arrested in September along with two other people at a Water Street apartment in Thomaston after police officers broke up the drug ring.

Smith told officers that she was a heroin user and had been driving a co-defendant, Stafford A. Goodman, to Thomaston, knowing that he was carrying the drugs, according to the affidavit filed by police in court at the time of the arrests. Smith said she got paid gas money and heroin for driving Goodman, according to the affidavit.

Goodman, aka Smurf, was sentenced on Dec. 20 to 10 years in prison with all but five years suspended for trafficking in drugs. Goodman had been released from jail in May after serving 27 months for a felony drug offense.

The third defendant, Alicia M. Santamore, 30, of Thomaston, pleaded guilty in November to two counts of trafficking in cocaine and heroin, and one count of a bail violation. She was sentenced to three years in jail with all but nine months and one day suspended and probation for two years.

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