FARMINGTON — A Connecticut man was found guilty Monday of a charge connected to the sale of heroin in the Franklin County area.
Sean Michael “Cali” Blalock, 32, of Wolcott, Connecticut, was sentenced by Franklin County Superior Court Justice Roland Cote to serve six months of a four-year sentence, followed by two years of probation. Blalock was given credit for more than six months already served, and he will serve his probation in Connecticut.
Blalock was arrested in May 2017 on a Maine Drug Enforcement Agency warrant and brought to the Franklin County Detention Center in Farmington where he has been held since then.
On Monday, he entered an Alford plea to a Class B charge of criminal attempt to aggravated trafficking of heroin. The plea means Blalock believes he’s not guilty but thinks a jury could convict him.
A Class B charge of criminal conspiracy to commit aggravated trafficking in heroin was dismissed in the plea deal.
A conviction on a Class B charge is punishable by a maximum 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.
A Franklin County grand jury indicted Blalock on both charges in 2016.
According to the affidavit for the arrest warrant, Blalock reached out to Logan White, 28, of Rumford, formerly of Industry, in the fall of 2015 offering to supply White with heroin to use and to sell in Maine.
Drug agents and police stopped a vehicle driven by White’s girlfriend, Lauren Leonard, then 23, who had addresses listed in Peru and Industry, in April 2016 in Auburn. She was returning from Connecticut with 188 doses of heroin, according to an MDEA affidavit.
White told drug agents he and Leonard made about 12 trips to Connecticut to get heroin from Blalock and bring it to Maine. He said the amounts varied from 100 doses to 500 doses each trip, according to the affidavit. White also told the agent he and Leonard paid Blalock $15,000 from November 2015 to April 26, 2016, for 2,450 doses of heroin.
If Blalock’s case had gone to trial, there would be evidence submitted that would have included texts and money wire transfers that connected Blalock to the case, Fisher said.
Sean Blalock (Franklin County Detention Center)