Massachusetts woman pleads not guilty to selling drugs

By Juliette Laaka | May 29, 2014

Rockland — A Massachusetts woman arrested in December and accused of selling cocaine and oxycodone from a local hotel pleaded not guilty to the charges May 27 in Knox County Superior Court.

Felicia Timoteo, 22, of New Bedford, Mass. was arrested in December 2013 and is charged with two counts of aggravated trafficking of cocaine and oxycodone. Timoteo was convicted in December 2012 in federal court for a drug offense, so the latter charges are elevated to an aggravated status.

A fight at the Tradewinds Motor Inn parking lot led police to discover the operation, after one of the males involved in the altercation told police the fight started because he was angry Cameron Soto, 22, who was later arrested for selling drugs, was dealing drugs to his sister, according to an affidavit filed by Rockland Police Officer Andrew Redden.

When police searched Soto's rented room, they found crack cocaine on the table, said court papers.

Timoteo was staying at a room close by, and when she opened the door to police, a bag, containing a baseball size amount of cocaine was visible, as well as a bag of hundreds of blue pills, said the affidavit.

She later told police she knew Soto was selling drugs in the area.

Soto was in possession of three grams of crack cocaine, and $4,700 in cash. He was arrested for aggravated trafficking of cocaine and oxycodone.

Two other people at the hotel were also apprehended. Veronica Ames, 23, of Vinalhaven was arrested for unlawful possession of of oxycodone and Christopher Sawyer, 25, of Vinalhaven was arrested for trafficking cocaine and possession of oxcodone.

The other cases are pending.

Timoteo is represented by Camden attorney Jeremy Pratt.

Courier Publications' reporter Juliette Laaka can be reached at 594-4401 ext. 118 or via email at jlaaka@courierpublicationsllc.com.

 

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