AUGUSTA — A 32-year-old Winslow man was sentenced to 55 months in prison Tuesday after pleading guilty to aggravated trafficking of heroin, an offense that took place inside a Waterville pharmacy.

Zachary R. Gilbert also was fined $400 for the offense, which occurred Nov. 19, 2014, at the Rite Aid store on Main Street. Waterville police said at the time that detectives investigating drug crimes witnessed the hand-off between Gilbert and another man.

Both were halted outside the store. Police searching Gilbert reported finding 25 bags of a white powder that tested positive for heroin, as well as a small amount of cash.

In a separate hearing at the Co-Occurring Disorders Court at the Capital Judicial Center on Monday, Donald True Sr., 47, of Winthrop, graduated from the program and was sentenced to the “best-case scenario”: an initial nine months behind bars, which he already had served, with the remainder of the five-year sentence suspended and two years of probation. He also was ordered to pay $1,950 restitution.

True had pleaded guilty previously to five offenses, all occurring April 9, 2013, in Winthrop, and two hit-and-run crashes and struggling with police: reckless conduct, eluding an officer, refusing to submit to arrest or detention, bodily injury, and two counts of failing to stop, remain, render aid, personal injury.

A number of people were sentenced recently in separate cases from Augusta District Court, Kennebec Superior Court and the Kennebec Unified Criminal Docket:

• James A. Burns, 20, of Albion, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer and burglary of a motor vehicle Feb. 6 in Waterville; 364-day jail sentence, all but 15 days suspended, one-year administrative release.

• Aaron J. Farrell, 36, of Farmingdale, driving to endanger March 18, 2014, in Hallowell; $575 fine, 30-day license suspension.

• Ashley Grazioso, 23, of Augusta, unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs June 10, 2014, in Augusta; four-year jail sentence, all suspended, and two years of probation concurrent with a nine-month jail sentence on a probation revocation; $400 fine.

• Sara Dawn Halsey, 25, of Winthrop, endangering the welfare of a child and unlawful possession of a scheduled drug Oct. 16, 2014, in Augusta; 39-day jail sentence, $400 fine.

• Amanda L. Jacques, 26, of Benton, burglary, criminal mischief and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer May 5 in Benton; 18-month prison sentence.

• Andre Locsin, 38, of Augusta, two counts of operating under the influence Feb. 4 in Hallowell and Feb. 22 in Augusta; 180-day jail sentence, all but 10 days suspended, to be served in the alternative sentencing program, one year of administrative release, $1,100 in fines, 300-day license suspension.

• Anthony Mann, 24, of Mexico, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer Dec. 1, 2014, in Waterville; three-year jail sentence, all but 30 days suspended, two years of probation.

• Matthew J. Reilly, 25, of Canaan, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer Dec. 31, 2014, in Clinton; five-month jail sentence, $1,687.01 restitution.

• Robert Sherwood II, 49, of Whitefield, burglary and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer Oct. 28, 2014, in Winthrop; two-year jail sentence, all but 14 days suspended, two years of probation, $75 restitution.

• Anita May Ward, 40, of Winslow, unlawful possession of scheduled drug Aug. 30, 2013; $400 fine.

• Melissa Winchenbach, 33, of Skowhegan, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer Aug. 27, 2014, in Waterville; 180-day jail sentence, all suspended, one year administrative release, $2,301 restitution.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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