Danforth couple indicted on drug trafficking charges

July 15th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

MACHIAS, Maine — A Danforth couple who were arrested on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine after a fire at their mobile home earlier this year have been indicted by a Washington County grand jury.

Allen Richardson, 39, and Tabbatha Osnoe, 31, were each indicted on a single count of unlawful trafficking of a scheduled drug. The indictments were returned on Friday.

Their mobile home was heavily damaged by fire March 21. Their infant son, 5-month-old Mach-Danyel Richardson, was pronounced dead at a Danforth medical facility earlier the same morning.

Richardson and Osnoe were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine the next day. An investigation of the fire turned up items typically used in “one-pot” methamphetamine-making operations, according to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Richardson allegedly admitted to agents that he made methamphetamine for the past six to seven months, according to a source with knowledge of a search warrant affidavit, and Osnoe allegedly admitted to purchasing pseudoephedrine — a nonprescription cold remedy — and giving it to Richardson so he could make methamphetamine.

Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the infant’s death.

In other cases reviewed by the grand jury, Charles Hoyt, 35, of Danforth was indicted on five counts of gross sexual assault. The offenses are alleged to have occurred in Danforth in September 2012.

The grand jury also returned the following indictments:

Christopher D. Allen, 31, Alexander, two counts of theft by unauthorized taking, two counts of operating on a revoked license.

David C. Faulkner, 60, Danforth, marijuana cultivation, unlawful trafficking of

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