Bucksport Man to Enter Drug Court Program After Jail Sentence



ELLSWORTH — A judge revoked the probation of a Bucksport man Friday and ordered him to spend nine months in jail before he enters the Hancock County Adult Drug Treatment program.

Last November, agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested Shawn Poliquin, 39, on a charge of drug trafficking after Poliquin allegedly sold two OxyContin pills to a confidential informant, court records state.

 

At the time, Poliquin had been on probation from a 2006 drug trafficking conviction.

Poliquin was released on bail Nov. 23 but failed to report to his probation officer, Eric Harvey, court records state.

Harvey filed a motion in January to revoke Poliquin’s probation because of the alleged failure to report.

Harvey stated that Poliquin also allegedly violated probation by having a bottle of tequila in his possession on Jan. 10.

On Friday, Poliquin entered an Alford plea, which is type of guilty plea in which a defendant maintains his innocence but admits the state has sufficient evidence to find him guilty of the offense.

Justice Kevin M. Cuddy sentenced Poliquin to nine months in jail.

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