AUGUSTA — A Manhattan, New York, man was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for trafficking in cocaine base and for possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and an Augusta woman was sentenced to four years in prison for drug trafficking.

William K. Seabron, also known as “Haze,” 25, pleaded guilty Monday to both those charges during a hearing at the Capital Judicial Center. He also was ordered to pay a $400 fine.

The cocaine trafficking occurred Feb. 4, 2016, on Western Avenue, and the illegal firearm possession occurred Jan. 27, 2016, both in Augusta.

In exchange for the pleas, other charges were dismissed: two counts of receiving stolen property, both dated Jan. 27, 2016, and involving firearms; two counts of unlawful trafficking in heroin, Feb. 4, 12 and Feb. 24, 2016; and two counts of unlawful trafficking in cocaine base on Feb. 12 and Feb. 24, 2016, and all in Augusta.

The prosecutor, Assistant Attorney General Katie Sibley, said Seabron told officers he had bought a firearm, which he did not know was stolen, and gave it to police when they arrived at his apartment. The indictment says Seabron has a prior felony conviction from February 2010 in New York and is therefore prohibited from having a firearm.

Sibley also said Seabron sold the cocaine base to a person who was wearing a recording device.

In July 2014, Seabron was riding in a taxi on Western Avenue when officers halted it with guns drawn. He was charged at that time with robbery, marijuana trafficking, misuse of credit identification and unlawful possession of drugs in connection with the theft of purses.

On Jan. 9, 2015, the robbery charge was dismissed and Seabron pleaded guilty to other charges, including misuse of identification and theft by unauthorized taking as well as unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, and another count of theft by unauthorized taking. He also agreed to a criminal forfeiture of $835 cash.

He was ordered to serve an initial five months in jail and the remainder of the 364-day sentence was suspended. He was placed on probation for a year and later served an additional six months in jail for violating that probation.

Seabron’s attorney, Andrei Maciag, told the judge his client was arrested March 16, 2016, and that he was hoping to be credited with the amount of time he already had served. Macaig also said that a companion case in southern Maine also was to be dismissed.

Supreme Court Associate Justice Donald Alexander told Seabron the penalties in the federal system for a felon in possession of a firearm are heavier.

“I guess you’re fortunate to be charged by the state in this instance,” Alexander said.

At a separate hearing also held Monday, Toni L. Geisinger, 28, of Windham and formerly of Augusta, was sentenced to four years in prison after she pleaded guilty to unlawful trafficking in crack cocaine, which took place Nov. 24, 2015, in Augusta. She was also fined $400.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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