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Methadone/Turning Tide
  • Published
    December 8, 2010

    Rockland postpones action on methadone clinic

    The Rockland Planning Board wants more information on parking before it votes on whether to approve a change in the site plan approval for the closed Turning Tide methadone clinic. Representatives for Turning Tide appeared before the planning board at its Dec. 7 meeting, seeking approval for an amendment to the parking requirements. But the board said the information was insufficient. The next meeting of the ...

  • Published
    November 30, 2010

    Warren blasts CRC Health, methadone culture

    Warren citizens, approximately 500 of them, vehemently opposed discussing at a community meeting Nov. 29 any possibility of siting a substance abuse clinic in their small village. Meanwhile, the company that is proposing a clinic maintains it has signed no lease; however, it intends to pursue the possibility of siting a clinic in Warren, obtain a license from the state of Maine, and "sit down and look at it," ...

  • Published
    September 13, 2010

    Methadone clinic director, counselor make court appearances

    The founder of the Turning Tide methadone clinic — which was shut down last month by federal officials — and a drug counselor who worked at the facility made their initial appearances in court Monday, Sept. 13 on felony drug charges. Angel Fuller-McMahan, 42, of Owls Head made no plea at the brief hearing held Sept. 13 in 6th District Court on the charge of felony possession of cocaine. She was accompanied by ...

  • Published
    August 24, 2010

    Methadone clinic owner files for bankruptcy

    The owner of the Turning Tide methadone clinic in Rockland, which the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration shut down last week, filed for bankruptcy protection last month. Angel Fuller-McMahan of Owls Head filed the bankruptcy petition July 21. The clinic owner filed under Chapter 13 and seeks to have her debts restructured. In her petition, Fuller-McMahan claims to have assets of $1,774,000 and liabilities ...

  • Published
    August 19, 2010

    Federal officials shut down Rockland methadone clinic

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration shut down the controversial Turning Tide methadone clinic Aug. 19, citing an imminent threat to the health and safety of the public. Federal DEA spokesman Anthony Pettigrew said agents arrived at the clinic and issued an immediate suspension order. This came following the arrest July 13 of Turning Tide founder and licensed operator Angel Fuller-McMahan, 42, of Owls Head, ...

  • Published
    August 11, 2010

    Second methadone clinic official charged for drug offense

    A counselor at the Turning Tide methadone clinic in Rockland has been charged with attempting to buy nearly an ounce of cocaine, a case tied to the arrest last month of the clinic's founder and operator. Carol Gardiner, 49, of Thorndike was issued a summons July 16 for felony attempted possession of cocaine, according to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Supervisor James Pease. Gardiner was a counselor at Turning ...

  • Published
    July 14, 2010

    Methadone clinic founder arrested for cocaine possession

    The founder of the Turning Tide methadone clinic was arrested July 13 and charged with cocaine possession. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested Angel Fuller-McMahan, 42, of Owls Head for possessing cocaine. She is the licensed operator and owner of the Turning Tide methadone clinic in Rockland. MDEA Director Roy McKinney said drug agents, assisted by Rockland police, the Knox County Sheriff's Office and ...

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