AUGUSTA — A South China man faces a maximum of 30 years in jail on two charges included in a six-count indictment handed up Thursday by a grand jury in Kennebec County.

Dean A. James, 44, was indicted on two counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs — oxycodone and hydrocodone — which carry the 30-year maximum penalties, as well as aggravated unlawful furnishing of marijuana and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

Two other counts in the indictment call for the criminal forfeiture of a 2005 Toyota Tundra, allegedly used in the commission of the crimes, and the forfeiture of firearms or dangerous weapons authorities say were found during a search.

All the offenses charged occurred on or about Nov. 9 in China, according to the indictment.

James previously was convicted of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs in 2000.

An indictment is not a determination of guilt, but means there’s enough evidence to proceed with formal charges and a trial.

A number of other people were indicted Thursday in Kennebec County Superior Court:

* Charles Raymond Bellows, 31, of Waterville, elevated aggravated assault, assault, violation of conditions of release and two counts of aggravated assault, all April 8; stealing drugs, tampering with a victim and violation of conditions of release April 7, and two counts of domestic violence assault, and one count each of assault and robbery March 1, all in Waterville.

* Prince Benjamin, 27, of Biddeford, domestic violence assault and domestic violence criminal threatening May 28 in Waterville.

* Garrett J. Camren, 32, of Dresden, two counts each of aggravated assault and assault April 15 in Augusta.

* Matthew Chase, 25, of Waterville, burglary, theft by unauthorized taking and violation of conditions of release May 13, 2011, in Waterville.

* Jesse R. Cox, 28, of Augusta, aggravated operating after habitual offender revocation, operating after revocation and criminal operating under the influence, all May 6 in Augusta.

* Philip D. Dwyer Jr., 39, of South Burlington, Vt., criminal operating under the influence Jan. 6 in Waterville.

* James E. Frake, 25, of Winthrop, unlawful possession of oxycodone Feb. 9 in Monmouth.

* Hasani Francis, 22, of Waterville, aggravated unlawful furnishing of cocaine and criminal forfeiture of $3,576 May 25 in Waterville.

* Scott A. Gilbert, 49, of Waterville, two counts of theft by unauthorized taking, one March 17 and one April 18, both in Waterville.

* Dustin A. Johnston, 26, of Jefferson, criminal operating under the influence and operating beyond license condition or restriction March 30 in Augusta.

* Scott Adams Leo, 23, of Waterville, assault on an officer March 20 in Augusta.

* Martha Elizabeth Marble, 29, of Waterville, aggravated unlawful furnishing of cocaine, unlawful possession of cocaine and one count of criminal forfeiture of $3,576, all May 25 in Waterville.

* Andrew Newcomb Melcher, 35, of Bingham, burglary and theft April 22 in Winslow.

* Andrew James St. Amand, 35, of Augusta, domestic violence assault May 26 in Augusta.

* Derrick M. Tucker, 35, of Augusta, burglary and theft Jan. 8, 2009, and failure to appear in court July 14, 2009, all in Augusta.

* Jeremy G. Upp, 36, of Augusta, criminal use of explosives May 17 in Augusta.

* Donald J. Veilleux II, 28, of Warren, two counts of theft by unauthorized taking, and one count each of burglary, possession of firearm by a prohibited person and violation of condition of release all May 5 in Waterville.

* Vincent James Weaks, 30, of Dorchester, Mass., aggravated unlawful furnishing of scheduled drugs and criminal forfeiture of $304 May 25 in Waterville.

 


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