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Police allege muliple violent incidents connected to house

Rockland drug suspect makes initial court appearance

Oct 29, 2019

Rockland — A Rockland woman remains free on bail after police arrested her on charges that she was dealing crack cocaine from her Bog Road home.

The affidavit filed by police in court allege that several assaults, including a home invasion, had occurred at the home earlier this year. In addition, a police standoff occurred at the house less than a year ago.

Jossilyn M. Robbins, 35, was arrested Sept. 12 and charged with Class A aggravated trafficking in cocaine and Class B conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking. She was released on $1,000 cash bail that day.

She made her initial appearance for the charges on Monday, Oct. 28 in the Knox County court. Her next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 12.

The drug dealing occurred from June 8 through Sept. 5, according to the criminal complaint. The affidavit filed by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency detailed a series of events that it alleged occurred at the Bog Road residence.

The affidavit stated that in June, police responded to a disorderly conduct complaint and that Robbins said a man had tried to run her and a passenger off the road and then the driver tried to run down her passenger. She also said the driver threatened them with a knife. That man was arrested.

Police found items indicative of drug use and sale, according to the affidavit.

On Aug. 12, law enforcement received a 9-1-1 call in which the caller said someone was trying to break into the house and kill them. When Rockland police arrived, Robbins denied that any burglary of violent offense had occurred, according to the affidavit. Police saw blood on the front porch and a $20 bill.

A confidential informant later reported that a man dressed in black had gone upstairs with a baseball bat where children were sleeping. A man could be heard downstairs screaming, asking where the money and drugs were. The informant said the sounds of someone being assaulted could then be heard.

That man later returned to New York City where he spent a week in the hospital for his injuries.

Another warrant filed by the MDEA in court states that a different man, who had received $10,000 in a settlement, had been assaulted on Aug. 12 and gone to the Bog Road residence. That man had a history of drug use. The affidavit did not identify who assaulted the victims in those separate attacks.

The affidavit also alleges that police arrested Ahmed Hirmoge, 31, of Warren on Aug. 1  on charges including a weapons offense. His cell phone showed conversations with Robbins for suspected drug deals. Police obtained a warrant on Aug. 5 for Robbins cell phone and found what it said were more conversations about drug deals.

Hirmoge died Sept. 12 in Craig, Colo. from complications of a car crash after fleeing Knox County where he was facing numerous charges, including violent offenses.

Information from the phone also included a conversation with the supplier who had been assaulted in her home and returned to New York.

The affidavit further said there were collaborating informants who confirmed Robbins had been dealing crack cocaine.

The affidavit also noted that a police standoff had occurred at the house in November 2018 when Joshua Ellis, 35, fled from a traffic stop and went to the house. He was apprehended and later convicted and sentenced to nine months in prison.

The classes of the crimes were increased because Robbins has prior drug convictions including a 2010 aggravated trafficking conviction.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Heidi Ruth Locke | Oct 29, 2019 08:12

This home should be demolished! And the drug dealers sent back to New York!!

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