June 24, 2018
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Hope man arrested after selling heroin to officer, police say

By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 26-year-old Hope man remained in jail Friday afternoon following his arrest for selling heroin on three occasions to an undercover police officer.

Christopher M. Donohue was arrested late Wednesday afternoon and charged with three counts of trafficking in heroin. He was taken to the Knox County Jail. He made an initial court appearance Friday afternoon in Rockland District Court, where bail was set at $2,500 cash and $25,000 surety. He was then returned to jail.

Police recorded Donohue selling heroin to another MDEA officer who was working undercover, according to an affidavit filed by Allen Weaver, a special agent with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. The undercover officer was wearing a body wire during each transaction.

The first buy was made in the parking lot of Walmart in Rockland on June 20 when the officer purchased $300 worth of the drug. The second purchase was made June 22 at the Hannaford parking lot in Camden, again for $300.

The final purchase was made at an undisclosed parking lot in Rockland on June 28, this time for $200 worth of heroin.

At that deal, the undercover officer asked if he would be able to purchase larger amounts of heroin such as six or seven grams. The affidavit stated that Donohue said, “Oh yeah, not a doubt.”

The MDEA special agent obtained the arrest warrant Aug. 3 and made the arrest Wednesday.

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