AUGUSTA — A Randolph woman pleaded guilty Tuesday to unlawful furnishing of cocaine base and to stealing jewelry while using an upstairs bathroom in a woman’s home.

Megan L. Woodcock, 19, who also has lived in Waterville, was sentenced to four years in prison, with all of it suspended, and placed on two years of probation.

Justice Donald Marden, who accepted the sentence recommended by both the defense attorney and the prosecutor, told Woodcock that it reflects the work she has done in various drug rehabilitation programs.

He also gave a warning.

“You need to understand you have four years over your head,” Marden said. “A relapse is not just a step backward; it’s a possibility of you spending four years in prison.”

The furnishing charge stemmed from a drug deal Maine Drug Enforcement Agency officers set up Sept. 9, 2016, in Farmingdale, using a confidential informant and targeting a different person, Assistant District Attorney Tyler LeClair told Marden.

LeClair said there was an exchange of money for what appeared to be cocaine involving two women in a white Saab. However, the weight of the drug was not what was expected, and more cocaine base was requested.

The confidential informant and Woodcock met again, LeClair said.

“She handed over a Baggie, which contained cocaine base,” he said.

Woodcock was arrested that day along with a number of other people.

An unlawful trafficking charge from the same date was dismissed.

The theft of four rings and some perfume — worth a total of $3,825 — occurred April 22, 2017, in Randolph.

LeClair said that when the woman discovered her jewelry was missing, her son said Woodcock had visited a few days earlier and used an upstairs bathroom near the room where the jewelry was kept.

Woodcock later told police she had taken the jewelry but “was out of it” and did not remember much.

She told police they would find the items under her mattress, LeClair said, and three rings were recovered.

Woodcock was ordered to pay $525 restitution for the theft and fined $800, and the judge suspended $400 of that.

Woodcock’s attorney, Matthew Morgan, said Woodcock was very young, lacked a lot of family support and suffered from an addiction problem. He said she has gone through a 60-day inpatient program, is now in an intensive outpatient program and has submitted an application for employment. Morgan also said Woodcock has received some help from family members.

Several other charges were dismissed, and Woodcock was sentenced to 25 days in jail for unlawful possession of scheduled drugs that also occurred Sept. 9, 2016. She was given credit for the 25 days she already served.

Conditions of probation require Woodcock to obtain employment and to take steps to establish a new residence.

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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Twitter: @betadams


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