February 19, 2019
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Man indicted on 21 counts of night hunting, other violations

MACHIAS, Maine — An Addison man has been indicted by the Washington County grand jury on 36 counts, most of which are hunting violations. Robert W. Johnson, 53, is facing 21 counts of night hunting, four counts of illuminating wild animals or birds and two counts each of illegally baiting deer and hunting or possessing an antlerless deer in a wildlife management district without a permit.

In addition to those charges, Johnson was indicted on one count each of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, unlawful use of a migratory game bird to hunt, hunting under revocation, operating a watercraft under the influence of intoxicants, theft by unauthorized taking and furnishing liquor to a minor.

The alleged illegal activity took place between Oct. 19, 2013, and Dec. 13, 2015, in Addison, Beals and Jonesport.

In a separate incident, three people were indicted on drug charges in connection with alleged heroin sales out of a home on Route 1 in Perry. The home was raided April 12 by law enforcement officials with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, according to a previously published report.

Tara J. Townsend, 35, and James Ritchie, 59, both of Perry, and Felix Garcia, 37, of Perry and Waterbury, Connecticut, were indicted on July 8 on one count each of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs.

Garcia also was indicted on one count of criminal forfeiture.

Police allegedly seized about 135 grams (1,350 dosage units) of heroin with a street value of $54,000, along with other evidence of drug trafficking, the previous report said. The charges were elevated to aggravated level because of the amount of heroin seized, the release states.

Others indicted earlier this month included:

David F. Dean Jr., 38, Baileyville, two counts of burglary, two counts of theft by unauthorized taking, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Amber Eisenhauer, 27, Whiting, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs.

Bradley A. Frye, 44, Brookton, aggravated assault, domestic violence criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence assault, criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, reckless conduct with a firearm.

Tammy Gayton, 38, Calais, stealing drugs.

Christopher Graham, 25, Whiting, aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs.

David Grass, 49, Lambert Lake, aggravated assault, arson.

Christopher R. LaPointe, 29, Orrington, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking.

Louis J. Lucas, 31, Ellsworth, theft by unauthorized taking.

William Webb, 41, Fort Smith, Arkansas, theft by unauthorized taking.

 



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