Two to serve six months on drug trafficking charges



ELLSWORTH — Two men charged with selling illegal drugs were sentenced last week in Hancock County Superior Court to spend six months in jail.

Justice Ann Murray sentenced Anthony Elkins, 26, of Ellsworth and Randy Archilles Jr., 32, of Trenton on Jan. 8. Both men had accepted plea agreements with prosecutors.

{gallery}drugmug{/gallery} Elkins previously had entered guilty pleas to count of Class B unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs and two counts of violating the conditions of his release. His sentencing was continued until the Jan. 8 hearing.

During his hearing last week, Archilles changed his plea from not guilty to no contest on one count of Class B unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Elkins and Archilles were indicted on the drug trafficking charges by a Hancock County grand jury in October. Class B drug trafficking is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Murray sentenced both men to three years in prison, with all but six months suspended. They each are to serve two years of probation upon their release.

Elkins additionally was sentenced to 30 days in jail for each count of violating the conditions of his release. Those sentences will run concurrent with his six months in jail.

Elkins is to pay $80 in restitution and a $400 fine. Archilles is to make $850 in restitution and pay a $400 fine.

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Mark Good

Mark Good

Reporter at Mount Desert Islander