AUGUSTA — Four people were indicted on drug trafficking charges Friday by a grand jury in Kennebec County.

Reuben W. Givens, also known as “Turbo,” 43, of Bronx, New York, and Amy L. Perkins, 41, of Augusta, were each charged with aggravated trafficking related to offenses that allegedly occurred Aug. 12, 2016, in Augusta.

An indictment is not a determination of guilt, but it indicates that there is enough evidence to proceed with formal charges and a trial.

The two were arrested Aug.12 by officers of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency after a raid at Perkins’ Riverside Drive home. At the time, police reported seizing 2 ounces of heroin, 19 grams of cocaine base and about $1,700 believed to be the proceeds of the sale of illegal drugs. The street value of the drugs was estimated at $20,000.

Givens is charged with three counts of aggravated trafficking, including two in heroin and one in cocaine base; as well as two counts of criminal forfeiture — one for $279 seized from Perkins and $1,373 from Givens.

The charges indicate Givens was convicted of criminal sale of a controlled substance in November 1995 in New York County Supreme Court.

Perkins is charged with two counts of unlawful trafficking that allegedly occurred Aug. 8, 2016, in Augusta; one involving cocaine base and the other heroin. She also was charged with aggravated trafficking in heroin and unlawful trafficking in cocaine base, both of which allegedly occurred on Aug. 12, 2016, in Augusta.

She also faces two counts of criminal forfeiture, one for $279 and one for $1,373, seized from her person or residence.

Givens remains in the Kennebec County jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail; Perkins also remains at the same jail. Her bail is set at $10,000 in cash.

Roger J. Tanguay, 45, of Augusta, was indicted on charges of unlawful trafficking in heroin and unlawful trafficking in cocaine, both allegedly occurring July 13, 2016, in Augusta. He is free on $2,000 bail.

Justin C. Sawyer, 32, also known as “Doofy,” of Biddeford, was indicted on charges of aggravated trafficking in crack cocaine and aggravated trafficking in heroin, both alleged to have occurred Jan. 12, 2016, in Augusta, and aggravated trafficking in crack cocaine allegedly occurred Jan. 13, 2016, in Augusta.

The charges cited a 2002 conviction in Augusta for unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Sawyer is also at the Kennebec County jail, and his bail is set at $5,000 cash.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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Twitter: @betadams


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