ROCKLAND, Maine — A 30-year-old Thomaston woman was sentenced Friday to nine months and one day in prison after admitting she had been involved in the sale of heroin and cocaine out of her home.
Alicia M. Santamore pleaded guilty in Knox County Superior Court to two counts of trafficking in drugs (cocaine and heroin) and one count of a bail violation. She had been on bail on charges of forgery and theft out of Waldo County at the time of her September arrest.
Santamore was one of three people charged initially as a result of the trafficking investigation. A fourth suspect was indicted a month later.
Justice Jeffrey Hjelm accepted the sentence agreement reached between the attorney general’s office and defense attorney, which resulted in Santamore being sentenced to a three-year prison term with all but the nine months and one day suspended. She also was ordered to serve probation for two years after her release.
Assistant Attorney General Katie Sibley said evidence showed that the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, through a cooperating informant, had made controlled drug buys from her and the co-defendants. Santamore also admitted to police, when they arrived at her Water Street home in Thomaston, that she had been involved in the sales.
According to the affidavit filed in court by the MDEA, Santamore described herself as a “middler,” meaning she would take the orders for drugs and then provide them to the customers and collect the money.
Santamore said she had been using up to 1.5 grams of heroin and 2-3 grams of cocaine each day at a cost of nearly $500 daily.
Seized during the search were 21 grams of heroin and 26 grams of cocaine, as well as other items indicative of drug trafficking, with a total value of $10,000, according to the MDEA.
Santamore told the judge that she wanted to move on and stay sober after she is released.