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New York man to serve 6 years for trafficking oxycodone in Whitefield

Courtesy of Lincoln County News
Courtesy of Lincoln County News
LaQuinn D. Evans
By J.W. Oliver, Lincoln County News

WISCASSET, Maine — A New York man will serve six years in prison and four years of probation for trafficking oxycodone in Whitefield.

LaQuinn D. Evans, 35, of New York City, pleaded guilty to felony aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs in Lincoln County Superior Court in Wiscasset on May 29.

Evans was sentenced to 12 years in prison with six years suspended and four years of probation, according to court documents. He will also have to pay a $515 fine, due within a year of his release from prison. He is in custody at the Maine State Prison in Warren.

His probation conditions prohibit the possession or use of firearms and other dangerous weapons, require him to submit to random searches and tests for drugs and firearms, and require him to complete substance abuse evaluation.

The conditions also prohibit Evans from contact with Jeremiah Moore, 51, of Whitefield, and Nichole Collins, 40, of Gardiner.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency conducted controlled buys of 30-milligram oxycodone pills from Moore and Collins, according to an affidavit by Special Agent Jason Pease.

Moore and Collins were arrested in Damariscotta on Sept. 26, 2013.

“Moore and Collins were interviewed and confessed to selling oxycodone in the midcoast,” Pease wrote in the affidavit.

A Lincoln County grand jury indicted Moore and Collins on felony drug-trafficking charges in December.

The MDEA, with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Maine State Police, executed a search warrant at Moore’s residence at the time of the arrest.

Evans was at the residence. He confessed to supplying Collins and Moore with 250 oxycodone pills in the previous two weeks, Pease said. The agency seized $3,437 from Evans, who admitted the money represented payment from Moore for the pills.

Evans was convicted in 2003 of drug trafficking in Kennebec County, according to his December indictment.


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