Andres “P” Martinez ISLANDER FILE PHOTO

Alleged heroin dealer indicted



ELLSWORTH — A New Hampshire man arrested in June after drug agents executed a search warrant at a home in Southwest Harbor was indicted last week by a Hancock County grand jury.

Andres “P” Martinez, 42, of Hudson, N.H., was indicted Aug. 4 on single counts of Class B unlawful trafficking in drugs and criminal forfeiture of $1,500 cash alleged to be the proceeds of drug sales.

Martinez and Ian Jellison, 35, of Southwest Harbor were arrested June 16 after they fled Jellison’s home on Main Street just as police arrived to execute the search warrant. Both men later were arrested and charged with trafficking in heroin.

According to court documents, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agents recorded a phone call between a confidential informant and Jellison on June 15, where the informant arranged to purchase one gram of heroin for $250. The search warrant was obtained after the purchase was made. Agents and other law enforcement officers arrived at the home shortly after midnight to execute the warrant. Police entered the home and found a woman inside who said Martinez and Jellison had fled, Martinez with one or two bags containing a white powder and Jellison with a plastic grocery bag he had grabbed from a kitchen cabinet.

Martinez was located hiding in nearby woods, and officers took him into custody. Agents found $1,500 in cash hidden in one of his boots. Among the cash was $250 of the buy money used by the informant.

Jellison was arrested at about 4:30 p.m. that afternoon after turning himself in to the MDEA following a conversation agents had with Jellison’s attorney, police said at the time. Jellison was not indicted last week.

Court records show Martinez has an extensive criminal history that includes several convictions for drug offenses. He also has used as many as nine different aliases.

A Frankfort man was indicted for a burglary spree last year in Trenton.

Jesse Dodge, 24, was indicted on five counts of burglary, four counts theft, four counts criminal mischief and a single count of criminal trespass.

Dodge is accused of entering five residences on a single day, Sept. 30, and taking items. Property was damaged during four of the burglaries.

Dodge, too, has an extensive criminal history. In January, Ellsworth police arrested him on a warrant charging him with a string of burglaries and thefts last fall at residences on the Happytown Road. A Hancock County grand jury indicted him on charges related to those burglaries in June.

In 2013, Belfast police arrested Dodge on charges related to the burglary of a redemption center, where he was accused of stealing an estimated $2,500 in returnable bottles and cans.

 

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