July 7, 2012

Four charged after drug raids in Winthrop, Monmouth

Morning Sentinel Staff

Four people are facing trafficking and possession charges after police and drug agents raided homes in Winthrop and Monmouth on Thursday.

Winthrop Police Chief Joseph Young said in a press release that the warranted searches at 20 Ellis Lane in Winthrop and 598 U.S. Route 202 in Monmouth followed months of investigation by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and State Police as well as Monmouth and Winthrop police.

Young said the search turned up crack cocaine, several marijuana plants and a number of prescription drugs, including oxycodone and hydrocodone.

Young did not return a phone call Friday seeking additional information.

Those facing charges in connection with the searches include:

• Justin Wilcox, 23, of Winthrop, was arrested on two warrants charging him with failure to pay fines for operating after suspension and issued a summons charging him with possession of scheduled drugs, a class C felony;

• Jeana Fontaine, 28, of Winthrop, was arrested on a charge of trafficking in scheduled drugs, a class B felony;

• Rene Fontaine, 60, of Monmouth, was arrested on a charge of trafficking in scheduled drugs, a class B felony; and

• Deloras Barbioni, 51, of Monmouth, was issued a summons charging her with possession of scheduled drugs, a class C felony

Jeana Fontaine was being held Friday at the Kennebec County jail in lieu of $1,000 cash bail or $250 cash bail with a Maine Pretrial Services contract.

Justin Wilcox was released Thursday and given time to pay his fines.

Records indicate Rene Fontaine was not taken to jail.

Young said Wilcox and Jeana Fontaine share the home on Ellis Lane in Winthrop and Rene Fontaine and Barbioni share the home on U.S. 202 in Monmouth.

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