Thursday, September 11, 2014

Washington County Sheriff’s Office/Maine Drug Enforcement Agency-September 11, 2014

As the result of a joint investigation between the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, four (4) individuals have been charged with drug related offenses and a significant source of illicit drugs into Washington County has been disrupted.

On September 10, 2014, Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and investigators with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency executed a search warrant on the residence of Dawn Crocker located on the Roque Bluffs Road, in Roque Bluffs. The search warrant was executed after information was received that Crocker was allegedly involved in the distribution of heroin and prescription drugs. Seized during the search were approximately 3 grams of heroin and several Oxycodone pills which Crocker had on her person. With Crocker at the time the warrant was executed was Gordon Flynn. He was found to be in possession of a small amount of hydrocodone, a prescription pain killer.

As part of this case, investigators were able to determine the identity of the individuals believed to be responsible for supplying Crocker, and others, with the prescription drugs which were being sold illicitly in Roque Bluffs and other areas of Washington County. Investigators also learned that the individuals responsible were in the process of transporting the drugs back to Washington County from out-of-state and that they were due in Washington County late yesterday (9/10/14) evening.

At approximately 10 pm last night, MDEA agents located the vehicle suspected of carrying the drugs back to Washington County on I-95 in the Bangor area. The vehicle was eventually stopped on Route 1A in Holden after pulling into a local gas station. Prior to the stop, MDEA agents had obtained a search warrant for the vehicle. In the search that followed, agents located 308 Oxycodone tablets and over 40 grams of crack cocaine which was hidden in the vehicles engine compartment. At the time of the stop, the vehicle was being driven by Ralph Green, 36 years of age of New Rochelle, New York. Also in the car was Jamal Webb, 36 years of age from Brooklyn, New York. Both Green and Webb were arrested and transported to the Penobscot County Jail where they were both charged with 2 counts of Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W drugs (Cocaine Base and Oxycodone). These charges were aggravated to a class A felony based on the amount of drugs that were seized from the vehicle.

Dawn Crocker, 31 years of age from Roque Bluffs was charged with Class B Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (heroin) and Gordon Flynn, 42 years of age from Roque Bluffs was charged with Class C Possession of Schedule W Drugs (Hydrocodone).
These arrests are the result of significant inter-agency cooperation among a number of law enforcement agencies. They include: the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Maine State Police, DHHS Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Holden Police Department and the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Department.

This investigation is continuing and more arrests are likely. MDEA stands committed to working with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies in order to address drug trafficking crimes in our communities.

Commander Peter Arno
Sheriff Donnie Smith