Waterville man sentenced to 3 years for trafficking in crack
Philip Bussiere, 55, pleaded guilty canada goose outlet toronto factory to three counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and was sentenced to eight years in prison, with all but three suspended, canada goose coats after canada goose outlet in usa reaching a plea agreement. In the deal, the lesser charges were dismissed and each of the three aggravated trafficking charges were lowered from class A to class B crimes. Both those classes of crimes are considered felonies, but a class A crime is punishable by up to 30 years in prison; a canada goose black friday sale class B crime is punishable by only up to 10 years in cheap canada goose prison.
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defendant largely blamed his co defendants but admitted people contacted him to buy drugs and he gave rides to people canada goose clearance sale selling drugs, Assistant District Attorney Christopher Coleman cheap canada goose uk said of Bussiere on Thursday at the Capital Judicial Center.
Sealey, 28, of Bronx, New York, canada goose outlet store uk pleaded no contest to two counts of aggravated drug trafficking in April and was sentenced to 15 months in prison.
Also arrested with Sealey and Bussiere in December was Martha Keim, 44, of Waterville, who was charged with criminal conspiracy to commit furnishing or trafficking of drugs. However, that charge canada goose factory sale was dismissed in January.
Bussiere was charged with aggravated trafficking in cocaine base, heroin and/or https://www.kabbalah-arizal.nl fentanyl, on Nov. 12 and Nov. 16, 2018, and trafficking in fentanyl in canada goose outlet jackets the period from Nov. 26 to Nov. canada goose factory outlet 30, 2018, all in Waterville. The drug sales occurred within 1,000 feet of a school safe zone, contributing to the charges being elevated to trafficking.
Police using a search warrant at Bussiere’s home reported finding drug packaging materials and an AR 15 rifle in the back bedroom.
He also pleaded guilty to charges of violating conditions of release, for which he was sentenced to five days, to run concurrently with the three year sentence he already be serving. Coleman said Bussiere was, at the time of the drug deals, out on bail on a charge of domestic violence assault from Somerset County.
He will be on two years probation after his release, with conditions including he not use or possess illegal drugs, and that he must submit to random search and testing for drugs.
Justice William Stokes said the aggravated drug trafficking charges each came with a mandatory $400 fine, but the judge said canada goose outlet shop he would suspend all but one of canada goose outlet those fines, to avoid saddling Bussiere with a large debt when official canada goose outlet he is released from prison.