Ricquell Lindo, 21, formerly of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, will serve five years in prison for aggravated trafficking in heroin in Augusta.

Lindo was one of 10 people arrested on Dec. 18, 2013, when police raided a home at 1 Penley St. in Augusta.

He pleaded guilty this week in the Capital Judicial Center to a charge of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and was sentenced immediately.

He also was fined $400.

Lindo and nine others were arrested after officers of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency reported seizing 45 grams of heroin with an estimated street value of $10,000 and about 5 grams of what authorities believed to be methamphetamine from the home of Peter Gleason.

Several other people were sentenced recently in separate hearings at the Capital Judicial Center:

• Edward Carl Arbour, 36, of Coopers Mills, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs Aug. 17, 2013, in Chelsea; five-year jail sentence, all but 345 days suspended, two years of probation, $120 restitution.

• Nathan S. Bernheisel, 35, of West Gardiner, unlawful possession of scheduled drug Feb. 2 in Augusta and forgery and theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, both Sept. 29, 2014, and criminal trespass Nov. 24, 2014, all in Gardiner; three-year jail sentence, all but six months suspended, two years of probation, $400 fine, $825 restitution.

• Ashley A. Gero, 29, of West Gardiner, operating under the influence Nov. 16, 2014, in Gardiner; $600 fine, 150-day license suspension.

• Ericka F. Lagasse, 22, of Waterville, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer Aug. 15, 2014, in Waterville; 180-day jail sentence, all but 10 days suspended, one-year administrative release.

• Benjamin F. Rideout III, 23, of Augusta, theft by receiving stolen property Oct. 6, 2014, in Augusta; 30-day jail sentence.

• Heather J. Varney, 38, of Winslow, operating while license suspended or revoked Aug. 25, 2010, in Benton; $500 fine.

• Beth F. Wright, 36, of Jay, theft by unauthorized taking or transfer Nov. 2, 2012, in Winthrop; 364-day jail sentence, all but 10 days suspended, one-year administrative release, $2,610.50 restitution.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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