AUGUSTA — A 22-year-old Pennsylvania man was sentenced Tuesday to 45 months in prison for unlawful trafficking in heroin.

Tyshawn Mack, of Bath, Pa., was one of 10 people charged after a police raid on an Augusta home on Dec. 18, 2013.

Assistant Attorney General Katie Sibley told Justice Donald Marden that Mack was in the kitchen area of the home near some digital scales and baggies and about 3 grams of heroin when police entered the home.

In all, she said almost 44 grams of heroin were located in the home.

Sibley described Mack and two others as the primary people involved in the drug trade.

“All but one case has been resolved,” she said. “The last one standing is the person who the state would determine as the leader.”

All the other defendants had pleaded guilty in the months since the raid by drug enforcement agents and Augusta police, who had been watching the home for some time.

Mack told the judge he opted for a prison sentence without probation because he wanted to leave Maine and return to the Pennsylvania and New York area, where his two sons are living.

“I messed up,” Mack said. “I’m just doing my straight time.”

He said he plans to finish his General Educational Development program in prison and hopes to learn work skills.

He also was fined $400.

Mack’s attorney, Anthony Senini, said Mack has been held since the raid and expects to spend another 35 months behind bars.

At the time of the raid, police said the investigation showed a link between the people at the house and gangs.

An affidavit by Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Officer Brian Wastella filed at the time of the raid said he confirmed with Pennsylvania officers that Mack was a member of the Black P Stones, a street gang from the East Stroudsburg, Pa., area.

“This street gang has moved individuals to the central Maine area approximately two years ago with the sole purpose to sell illegal drugs to include heroin and crack cocaine,” Wastella wrote.

In a separate hearing Tuesday, Patrick C. Daniels, of Mount Vernon, pleaded guilty to burglarizing the Belgrade Transfer Station. The offense occurred July 22, 2013. The prosecutor, Assistant District Attorney Tracy DeVoll, said Daniels was one of two men involved in the burglary and theft. According to the indictment against Daniels, a game camera, scrap copper, batteries and tools were stolen.

Daniels was ordered to pay $190 restitution.

He also pleaded guilty to possession or distribution of dangerous knives, which occurred July 1 in Oakland.

Daniels was sentenced to three years in jail with all but 30 days suspended and two years of probation.

A number of other people were sentenced Tuesday in separate hearings in Kennebec County Superior Court:

• Arthur G. Gooldrup IV, 22, of Oakland, violating condition of release and refusing to submit to arrest or detention in Waterville; $300 fine.

• Dana V. Littlefield, 45, of Portland, operating after habitual-offender revocation May 20 in Belgrade; 30-day jail sentence, $500 fine.

• Anthony James Martin, 46, of Madison, two counts of reckless conduct with a knife Sept. 5 in Waterville; five-year jail sentence with all but six months suspended, two years’ probation.

• Hannah A. Niles, 27, of Windsor, operating under the influence June 23 in China; 48-hour jail sentence, $500 fine, 150-day license suspension.

• Douglas R. Norton, 51, of Oakland, assault Sept. 8 in Waterville; $300 fine.

• Charles F. Perry III, 50, of Waterville, operating under the influence and aggravated operating after habitual-offender revocation Sept. 4 in Waterville; 30-day jail sentence, $1,000 fine, 150-day license suspension.

• Krystal D. Prescott-Fortin, 43, of Augusta, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer Sept. 3 in Augusta; 180-day jail sentence, all suspended, one year administrative release.

• Austin Stark, 42, of Appleton, operating under the influence Aug. 8 in China; 96-hour jail sentence to be served in the alternative sentence program, $600 fine, 150-day license suspension.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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Twitter: @betadams


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