AUGUSTA — Kenya Evans, 20, of Stroudsburg, Pa., pleaded guilty Tuesday in Kennebec County Superior Court to a felony charge of unlawful possession of heroin.

She was one of 10 people arrested Dec. 18, 2013, when police raided a home in Augusta and reported finding 44 grams of heroin.

Assistant Attorney General Katie Sibley told Justice Michaela Murphy on Tuesday that Evans was staying in a room in that house with her boyfriend, and he had a bag there that contained 28 grams of heroin.

Sibley said Evans was not involved in handling the transactions but knew what was happening and received some benefits, such as food and being able to live at the house.

Sibley also said prosecutors decided that because Evans had no prior criminal record, the time she has already spent in jail was sufficient for punishment. Evans has been held in jail since Dec. 18.

Murphy approved a sentence of four months in jail and a $400 fine, which Sibley and defense attorney Stephen Bourget supported.


Several other people were sentenced Tuesday in Kennebec County Superior Court:

• Tricia L. Barry, 40, of Chelsea, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer Oct. 13, 2013, in Augusta; seven-day jail sentence.

• Jacob R. Chambers, 23, of Winslow, unlawful possession of scheduled drug May 25, 2013, in Waterville; $400 fine.

• Derek C. Creasy, 31, of Freedom, burglary and theft April 10, 2013, in Albion; eight years in prison concurrent to a sentence in Waldo County, $500 restitution.

• Derrick B. Degreenia, 27, of Manchester, unlawful possession of hydrocodone Sept. 27, 2013, in Augusta; four-day jail sentence, $400 fine.

• Lester Helphrey, 41, of Winthrop, failure to comply with sex offender registry act Nov. 27, 2012, in Winthrop; two-year jail sentence, all but 30 days suspended, two years’ probation.


• Michael R. Martin, 25, of Manchester, four counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer Feb. 23-March 6, 2013, in Augusta; 180-day jail sentence, all suspended, one-year administrative release, $300 fine, $900 restitution.

• Justin Meserve, 30, of Winslow, violating condition of release Dec. 27, 2013, in Winslow; eight-month jail sentence.

• Kevin James Nadeau, 27, of Winslow, driving to endanger June 24, 2013, in Winslow; $575 fine, 30-day license suspension.

• Joseph Santerre, 27, of Waterville, obstructing report of a crime and domestic violence assault Nov. 23, 2013, in Waterville; 18-month prison sentence.

• William Bowen Stephenson, 25, of Winthrop, operating after habitual-offender revocation Sept. 20, 2013, in Wayne; 60-day jail sentence, $500 fine.

• James A. Woodbury, 54, of Livermore, operating after habitual-offender revocation Aug. 26, 2013 in Augusta; six-month jail sentence, $1,000 fine.

Betty Adams — 621-5631 [email protected]

Twitter: @betadams

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