New Hampshire man arrested on drug charges in Wilton

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WILTON — A New Hampshire man is accused of selling crack cocaine and heroin, Police Chief Heidi Wilcox said.
 
Davian Torres Rodriguez, 27, was arrested Saturday at a home on Masterman Avenue on charges of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, Wilcox said. Police found multiple packages of suspected heroin and crack cocaine on him, she said.
 
The trafficking charge was aggravated because of the amount of crack cocaine — 6 grams — she said.

Wilton police officer Ethan Kyes and Wilcox had received information from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency on Saturday, leading local police to the residence, she said. Kyes and several Wilton officers were assisted by Maine State Police, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and a K-9.

A conviction for aggravated drug trafficking carries a penalty of up to 30 years in prison and a $50,000 fine. A conviction for unlawful drug trafficking carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and up to a $20,000 fine. 
 
The investigation is ongoing, Wilcox said.
 
Three others who were either at or coming from the Masterman Avenue residence on Saturday were charged, according to Wilcox. They are:
 
• Heather Biedinger, 36, of Wilton, who was arrested on a probation hold for the Maine Department of Probation and Parole;
 
• Michael Mears, 31, of Jay, who was issued a summons on a violation of condition of release connected to bail on a previous charge; and
 
• James R. Gilpatrick  Jr., 48, of Jay, who was arrested on an outstanding warrant for failure to appear by Maine State Police. He was issued a summons on a charge of violation of condition of release, connected to violation of bail from a prior charge.

Davian Torres Rodriguez (Franklin County Detention Center)

James Gilpatrick

(Franklin County Detention Center)

James Gilpatrick Jr. (Franklin County Detention Center)

Heather Biedinger (Franklin County Detention Center)

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