ROCKLAND, Maine — A 22-year-old Lincolnville woman, who had admitted to dealing heroin on a dozen occasions, will serve no more time in jail after pleading guilty to two lesser heroin offenses.
Cassandra Blalock pleaded guilty Wednesday in Knox County Superior Court to furnishing heroin and possession of heroin. Justice Jeffrey Hjelm sentenced her to three years with all but 25 days suspended. She already had been held for 25 days after her arrest last year. She also was placed on administrative supervision for a year.
Blalock originally was charged with trafficking in heroin after being arrested in June 2013 in the parking lot of Rite Aid pharmacy in Rockland. She was there to sell heroin to an undercover informant who was facing drug charges and agreed to cooperate with police.
Blalock admitted to police that she had sold heroin 12 times in the past month, according to an affidavit filed by police in court at the time of the arrest.
The trafficking charge was lowered to a furnishing charge. She also pleaded guilty to a heroin possession charge from 2012.
In arguing for a reduced sentence, the defense stressed that Blalock enrolled in an intensive rehabilitation program and has considerable family support to keep her away from drugs.