AUGUSTA — A former Oakland man was ordered to serve an initial nine months and one day in prison for unlawful trafficking in cocaine base July 10, 2015, in Waterville.

The rest of the four-year prison term of Dwayne Holmes, 49, now of Waterville, was suspended, and he was placed on two years of probation. Holmes had pleaded guilty Tuesday at the Capital Judicial Center to one count of unlawful trafficking; a second count, from July 17, 2015, also in Waterville, was dismissed.

Holmes was fined $400 and ordered to pay $400 restitution for the benefit of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Holmes also pleaded guilty to a March 7, 2016, charge of violating a protection from abuse order and was ordered to serve a concurrent 30 days for that charge.

In a separate hearing Tuesday at the same courthouse, Wilbur Lee Austin, 53, of Readfield and formerly of Augusta, was sentenced to a six-month jail sentence after he pleaded guilty to three charges of theft by unauthorized taking or transfer from stores in Augusta and Waterville and one charge of violating conditions of release.

They were dated between Aug. 10 and Dec. 11, 2015.

Two additional counts of theft by unauthorized taking and two counts of violating conditions of release from July 26 to Aug. 16, 2015, were dismissed.


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