Ricardy Roseaux sentenced

By Martha Creegan

LANCASTER — Ricardy Roseaux is serving time in prison after pleading guilty in Coos County Superior Court to four felony counts of selling a controlled drug.

Roseaux, 31, 6 Smithville Road, Rumford, Maine, suspected of being a major supplier of drugs in the city, was the subject of a year-long investigation by the Berlin Police Department.

Roseaux, was caught selling a controlled drug, oxycodone and cocaine, to an undercover agent in July, 2015, and again in October, 2015, at his studio at 217 Main Street. Four arrest warrants were issued and he was ultimately arrested during a traffic stop. Search warrants executed on his car and his studio uncovered a large amount of money, prescription pills and drug paraphernalia.

Roseaux is currently serving a sentence of 1½ to four years in prison on one count with three additional sentences of six to 12 years suspended on various conditions.

Roseaux’s pleas were "naked" which means he basically placed himself at the mercy of the court and the prosecutor without a plea agreement.

For the felony charge of selling a controlled drug, oxycodone, to a confidential informant in July 2015, he was sentenced to not more than 4 nor less than 1½ years in state prison with a pretrial credit of 165 days. Six months of the minimum sentence can be suspended by the court upon application by Roseaux provided he demonstrates meaningful participation in programming as directed by the Department of Corrections and is disciplinary free while incarcerated.

Roseaux also was ordered to pay a fine and penalty assessment of $620 which was suspended for five years, and to make restitution to the Berlin Police Department in the amount of $680, payable through the Department of Corrections.

For the felony charge of selling a controlled drug, cocaine, to a confidential informant in July 2015, Roseaux was sentenced to not more than 12 years nor less than six years, which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for 10 years from his release from the above state prison sentence. The fine and penalty assessment of $620 was suspended for 5 years, and he has to pay additional restitution to the Berlin Police Department in the amount of $600 payable through the DOC.

For the felony charge of possession of a controlled drug, oxycodone, with intent to sell, in October 2015, he was sentenced to not more than 12 years nor less than 6 years in state prison which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for 10 years after he is released from prison for the above sentence. The fine and penalty assessment of $620 was suspended for 5 years. Roseaux agreed to forfeit the money seized from his studio at 217 Main St. in Berlin.

For the felony charge of selling a controlled drug, cocaine, to a confidential informant in October 2015, he was sentenced to not more than 12 years nor less than 6 years which was suspended on the condition he maintains good behavior for 10 years after he is released from prison. The fine and penalty assessment of $620 was suspended and he must pay an additional $300 in restitution to the Berlin Police Department.

Two additional felony charges of possession of controlled drugs, oxycodone and cocaine, were nolle prossed as was a charge of criminal contempt for violating the conditions of his bail.