Coombs gets six years for distributing bath salts
Christopher Coombs, 44, of Westbrook, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court to five years in prison for possessing with intent to distribute alpha-PHP (a bath salt), according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II. Coombs was also charged with obstruction of justice, and will serve a consecutive one year in prison for a violation of the terms of supervised release imposed on him in connection with a 2009 drug trafficking conviction. Coombs pled guilty on Nov. 10, 2015.
According to the release, law enforcement officers conducted a controlled delivery of about 500 grams of alpha-PHP to Coombs at his residence in Westbrook, on Oct. 31, 2014. The package was sent from China and was intercepted by customs officials in New York. After Coombs accepted the package, he was arrested. Following his arrest, he directed his wife to delete certain emails that were relevant to the investigation.
Richard Gregory McDowell, 35, of P.O. Box 1459, Portland, charged with domestic violence – assault, at the Super 8 Motel on Larrabee Road.
Anthony R. Garay, 37, of 150 Bridge St., Westbrook, charged with two counts of unlawful possession of scheduled drug, and the sale and use of drug paraphernalia, on Main and Mechanic streets.
Steven J. Bickford, 63, of 88 Brackett St., Westbrook, charged with unlawful possession of scheduled drug, on Main and Mechanic streets.
Alishah Sayed, 20, of 13 Emersom St., Apt. 203, Portland, on charges stemming from an existing warrant, on Rochester Street.
Richard B. Kearsley, 25, of 351 Old Orchard Road, Buxton, charged with operating under the influence, with two prior, and possession of marijuana, on Saco Street.
Brendan M. Collins, 36, of 683 Main St., Apt. 4, Westbrook, on charges stemming from an existing warrant, at St. Anthony’s Church on Brown Street.
Adam R. Lindstrom, 44, of 23 Everett St., Westbrook, charged with violation of protective order, at Severino’s Variety on Cumberland Street.
Arafat Abdi Omar, 22, of 31 Spring St., Apt. 1, Auburn, charged with operating while license suspended or revoked, and violating condition of release, on Haskell Street.
Bruce R. McInnis, 32, of 34 Myrtle St., Apt. 2, Westbrook, charged with operating under the influence, and operating while license suspended or revoked, on Brown and Myrtle streets.
Tessa R. Folsom, 32, of 75 Bridge St., Apt. A, Westbrook, charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, and violating condition of release, at Hannaford on Hannaford Drive.
Ashley L. West, 32, of 55 Brown St., Westbrook, charged with aggravated assault and a probation violation, on King Street.
Rebecca Lynn Elliott, 20, of 69 Heather Drive, Lewiston, charged with operating vehicle without a license, on Mill Lane and Main Street.
David W. Johnson, 36, of 100 Woodland Road, Westbrook, charged with driving to endanger, on the Westbrook Arterial.
Michael Martinez Beaumier, 19, of 83 Fort Road, South Portland, charged with theft by unauthorized taking or transfer, at Hannaford on Hannaford Drive.
Kyle Somero, 20, of 14 Davis Village Road, New Ipswich, NH, charged with sexual abuse of a minor, at Spring Harbor Hospital on Andover Road.