May 22, 2018
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Dresden couple sentenced to prison for roles in New York-to-Maine heroin ring

By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff

WISCASSET, Maine — A Dresden couple will serve time in prison for their roles in a New York-to-Wiscasset heroin ring that police broke up in the summer of 2013.

Travis Crowley, 32, and Carol Crowley, 26, both formerly of Wiscasset, each pleaded guilty in Lincoln County Superior Court to one count of trafficking in scheduled drugs.

On April 18, Justice Jeffrey Hjelm sentenced Travis Crowley to five years in prison with all but nine months suspended, as well as three years of probation. Carol Crowley was sentenced in February to two years in prison with all but 90 days suspended, as well as two years probation.

The Crowleys were arrested Aug. 9, 2013, at their Wiscasset home after Maine Drug Enforcement Agency investigators executed a search warrant and seized more than 3 grams of heroin, as well as inositol, a substance the couple allegedly used to cut the heroin.

Agents also seized methadone, Suboxone and fentanyl patches — synthetic opioids — none of which were prescribed to the Crowleys, MDEA Cmdr. Scott Pelletier said at the time.

Earlier that same day, Wiscasset police officers had arrested Amandalee Ayala, 26, and Angel Luis Miranda, 35, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., and charged each with Class A felony aggravated trafficking in heroin.

Agents allegedly seized 21 grams of heroin from the New York pair as they headed to Maine from New York. Officials said Ayala and Miranda have since admitted to transporting heroin from New York to Wiscasset on several occasions.

Pelletier said in August that the Crowleys’ source of heroin was two people from New York City.

In February, Miranda pleaded guilty to illegally trafficking in heroin and unlawful importation of drugs. He was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison.

The case against Ayala remains active, according to court documents.


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