A Waterville woman who police say had more than $40,000 in illegal drugs in her apartment in June 2013 was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison with all but four years suspended.

Police raided the apartment on June 18, 2013.

Eight other charges against Linda Batissa were dismissed in exchange for the plea.

At the time of the raid, Police Chief Joseph Massey said 6 ounces of crack cocaine, 46 bags of heroin, 3 grams of powdered cocaine, 493 oxycodone pills and a small amount of cocaine were recovered in the raid on the Ticonic Street apartment.
Mark Hilliard, a New York man arrested outside Batissa’s apartment in the raid, is serving six years in state prison after reaching a plea agreement with prosecutors last month.

Police said that during the raid, police stopped a van they said was being driven up and down the street outside the apartment. Police said Hilliard later admitted bringing heroin to Waterville from New York. He pleaded guilty to drug trafficking last month and was sentenced to 20 years in state prison with all but six years of the sentence suspended. While his case was pending, two additional charges were added in January. Prosecutors said he was involved in cocaine trafficking while he was being held.

“Generally, we don’t recover so many different drugs in one drug bust,” Massey said at the time. “We like to welcome them with open handcuffs.”

When Batissa is released from prison, she will be on probation for four years. She was fined $400 and ordered to pay $1,600 restitution.

A number of people were sentenced this week in separate hearings in Kennebec County Superior Court:

• Kevin Lee Barr, 34, of Waterville, burglary and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer June 6, 2013, and two counts of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer April 15, all in Waterville; five year jail sentence, all but nine months suspended, three years probation, $12,730 restitution.

• Jordan Lee Buker, 21, of Fairfield and formerly of Skowhegan, theft by receiving stolen property, theft by unauthorized use of property, refusing to submit to arrest or detention and failing to notify of a motor vehicle accident May 9 in Waterville; three year jail sentence, all but 60 days suspended, two years probation, $2,775 restitution.

• Joseph P. Cote Jr., 30, of Skowhegan, aggravated assault and violation of condition of release May 10 in Augusta and domestic violence assault June 15, 2013, in Skowhegan; four year jail sentence, all but nine months suspended and two years probation.

• Timothy D. Dutille, 18, of Reading, Mass., operating under the influence April 30 in Augusta; $500 fine, 150 day license suspension.

• Manuel J. Gaspar, 35, of Vassalboro, operating under the influence, refusing to submit to arrest or detention, physical force June 6 in Vassalboro; 48 hour jail sentence, $500 fine, 150 day license suspension.

• Jamie Lynn Banionis Gibbons, 37, of Brunswick, domestic violence assault and violating condition of release June 14 and violating condition of release May 21, all in Pittston; 180 days in jail, all but 25 days suspended (credit for time served), one year probation.

• Jessica E. Mayers, 22, of Richmond, operating while license suspended or revoked April 25 in Winslow; seven day jail sentence, $600 fine.

• John D. McNutt, 31, of Saugus, Mass., and formerly of Boothbay, operating under the influence April 18 in Augusta; 364 day jail sentence, all but 14 days suspended, $700 fine, three year license and registration suspension.

• Andrew F. Parent, 21, of Carver, Mass., and formerly of Waterville, criminal threatening Jan. 3 in Winslow; $300 fine.

• Billie-Jean Semones, 40, of Smithfield, operating under the influence April 24 in Oakland; 96 hour alternative sentencing program, $500 fine, 150 day license suspension.

• Aubrey L. Trout, 30, of China, operating under the influence June 22 in Augusta; six day jail sentence, to be served in the alternative sentencing program, $500 fine, 150 day license suspension.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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