SKOWHEGAN — A Fairfield woman has been indicted by a Somerset County grand jury on charges of trafficking in prison contraband and possession of drugs.

The woman, Tracey Bragdon, 44, is alleged by the grand jury to have been in possession of 6.5 grams of cocaine as she was being booked on domestic violence charges Dec. 18, 2011, at the Somerset County Jail in East Madison.

Court paperwork states that Bragdon had concealed the cocaine in her bra. She was being booked on two counts of domestic violence assault on her children and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

Assistant District Attorney Brent Davis said Bragdon has pleaded not guilty to the domestic violence and endangering charges. She has not yet been arraigned on the indictments.

The trafficking charge is a class C felony, punishable by up to five years in prison. The drug possession charge is a class D misdemeanor.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt, but a determination by the grand jury that there is enough evidence against a defendant to proceed with a trial in Superior Court.

Others indicted by the grand jury are:

• Charles Avery, 58, of Athens, charged with two counts of possession of scheduled drugs, trafficking in drugs and marijuana cultivation, in Athens, Sept. 23, 2011.

• Jill Berryman, 45, of North Anson, charged with two counts of trafficking in scheduled drugs and two counts of possession of drugs, in Norridgewock, Dec. 22, 2011.

• Stephen Schwartz, 49, of New Jersey, charged with receiving stolen property, Nov. 30, 2011, in Sandy Bay Township.

• Kevin Wakefield-Lovely, 19, of Detroit, charged with burglary and theft, Oct. 10, 2011, in Detroit.

• Tim Murray, 31, of Skowhegan, charged with burglary and theft, July 26, 2011, in Embden.

• Patrick Donovan, 27, of Skowhegan, charged with aggravated operating under the influence, operating under the influence, and operating after suspension.

• Colby Michaud, 18, of Fairfield, charged with criminal threatening with a dangerous weapon, domestic violence assault, violation of a protection from abuse order, violating the conditions of release and assault, Dec. 17, 2011, in Fairfield.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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