Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

December 11, 2018

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: (617) 557-2100

Pittsfield woman sentenced to 46 months for oxycodone and heroin conspiracy

BANGOR, Maine – Brian D. Boyle Special Agent in Charge of the DEA’s New England Division and United States Attorney Halsey B. Frank announced that Deborah Toothaker, 55, of Pittsfield, Maine, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court by Judge John A. Woodcock, Jr. to 46 months in prison and three years of  supervised release for conspiring to distribute oxycodone and heroin.  She pled guilty on July 23, 2018.

According to court records, between June 2015 and October 2016, Toothaker conspired with others to distribute oxycodone and heroin in the Newport, Maine area. The defendant obtained the heroin and oxycodone from out-of-state co-conspirators and sold it to customers from her residence and area motels.

Judge Woodcock said that the sentence was warranted because the defendant “chose to make money off other people’s misery.”

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Somerset County Sheriff’s Department.

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