ROCKLAND — A second man has been charged in connection to the overdose death of a resident of a recovery house in Rockland.

Jacob Ingraham, 25, of Searsmont, was arrested Tuesday, Oct. 26 on an arrest warrant obtained by the Rockland Police Department on a charge of Class A aggravated trafficking in fentanyl.

He was taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland. He made his initial appearance in the Knox County court on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 27 where Judge John Martin agreed to set bail at $1,000 cash as recommended by the Maine Attorney General’s Office and defense. Ingraham is represented by attorney Eric “Rick” Morse.

Ingraham is the second person charged in connection to the Aug. 19, 2020 death of 48-year-old Timothy Ochtera who died from an accidental overdose of fentanyl, heroin and tramadol at the Friends House on Brewster Street in Rockland.

Philip W. Cunningham, 53, who was living in Rockport but now lists an address in Nobleboro, was charged in January 2021 with Class A aggravated trafficking in drugs. He is free on bail.

Ochtera was a veteran and worked as a carpenter for the past 20 years. His obituary noted he had a long battle with addiction.

According to an affidavit filed in the Knox County court by Rockland Police Detective Sgt. Alex Gaylor, the investigation led Rockland police and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency to a house on Route 1 in Glen Cove, where Cunningham was living in August.

Cunningham admitted to police during an Aug. 25, 2020 interview that he was using heroin and overdosed as recently as the night before, but the person who supplied him drugs — Ingraham — revived him with Narcan, according to the affidavit.

Police obtained surveillance video which showed Cunningham making a drug deal with Ingraham to get drugs for Ochtera shortly before Ochtera died from the overdose.

There was also a later telephone call in which Ingraham expressed sorrow for the death of Ochtera, according to the affidavit.

Anyone with any information involving this case is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Alex Gaylor at or 594-0316 extension 253.