PARIS – Justice Roland Cole approved several pleas Friday in Oxford County Superior Court.

Barry Vaillancourt-Locke, 23, of Gorham, N.H., pleaded guilty to burglary and theft and criminal mischief and trafficking in scheduled drugs. He was ordered to serve 90 days in jail on the misdemeanor charges and serve a two-year deferred disposition on the felony counts.

Vaillancourt-Locke was one of four people arrested in April. He was charged with breaking into the Hanover home of 73-year-old Stanley E. Brown and stealing from his collection of rifles and shotguns. Police found seven individually wrapped bags of marijuana near a 9 mm Taurus handgun when the suspects’ truck was stopped.

Matthew Gauthier, 22, of Gorham, N.H., and Craig and Bradley LeBlanc, 22, of Berlin, were also arrested after the incident. Charges against Gauthier have been dropped due to insufficient evidence.

During the disposition, Vaillancourt-Locke must not use alcohol or illegal drugs, have no contact with Brown or his co-defendants, testify against the LeBlancs if called to do so, and pay up to $293.93 in restitution to Brown. If he successfully completes the disposition, Vaillancourt-Locke may enter pleas to misdemeanor theft and criminal trespass, serve a fully suspended 364-day jail term with one year of probation, and pay $500 in fines.

Michael Frost, 18, of 603 Franklin Street in Rumford, pleaded guilty to an information of Class D reckless conduct. He was ordered to serve 120 days of a 364-day jail sentence, along with one year of probation. Frost must also not possess alcohol or illegal drugs, attend substance abuse counseling, not go to Mountain Valley Variety in Rumford, and have no contact with co-defendant Alex Robinson.

Frost and Robinson were indicted on charges of Class A robbery after being accused of attempting to rob a Mountain Valley Variety employee at gunpoint as he was closing the store in March. Robinson, 19, of Rumford has entered a not guilty plea.

Cheryl Thompson, 43, of 16 Spring Street in Paris, pleaded guilty to an information of Class C unlawful furnishing of cocaine. Thompson was given a one-year deferred disposition, during which time she must not possess illegal drugs, have no contact with two co-defendants, and testify if subpoenaed by the state. If Thompson completes the disposition, she may plead to a misdemeanor charge and pay a $500 fine.

Thompson was one of four people indicted on a charge of Class A aggravated trafficking of cocaine in June. Police reports state that a cocaine trafficking operation was being run out of Thompson’s former Cottage Street apartment, where 27 grams of cocaine were seized.

David Thompson, 45, of Harrison and Dennis Garey, 27, of Waterford also received deferred dispositions this week after pleading to reduced charges related to the operation. The fourth person arrested in the bust, 28-year-old Heath Edwards of Waterford, is scheduled to appear later in court later this month.

Steven A. Poirier, 40, of 256 Main Street in Auburn, pleaded guilty to Class C criminal operating under the influence and Class E operating after suspension in Oxford in January. Poirier was indicted on the charges and Class B aggravated operating under the influence in April.

Poirier was given a two-year deferred disposition, during which time he may not possess alcohol or illegal drugs. If he successfully completes the disposition, Poirier may plead to the Class C charge for a sentence of five years in prison with all but 30 days suspended and two years of probation.


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