May 24, 2018
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Woman accused of spitting in drug agent’s face charged with assault

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — Two people remain at the Knox County Jail after police said an arrest Tuesday on an alleged probation violation turned into much more.

A probation officer recently sought the revocation of 24-year-old Becky Condon’s probation because she failed a drug test Aug. 14 and failed to notify the department when she moved from Washington, according to police.

A Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agent, who knew Condon was scheduled to appear at the Knox County Courthouse on Tuesday on a separate criminal matter, showed up shortly before noon to arrest her on the probation violation. Condon put up a struggle and spit in the agent’s face, according to MDEA regional supervisor James Pease.

Condon then was charged with the additional offense of assault.

After Condon was jailed and the agent learned Condon had moved in with 40-year-old Herman Hoffman, the MDEA conducted a probation check on him at his Spruce Head residence. Hoffman was on bail after his arrest in July on a charge of aggravated trafficking in bath salts.

During the probation check Tuesday, agents found bath salts, packaging material and hypodermic needles, Pease said.

Hoffman was arrested and charged with possession of bath salts and violating a condition of release. He also was taken to jail.

Condon and Hoffman are being held without bail until they make an initial appearance in Rockland District Court.


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