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Richard Drost of Sullivan Arrested for Unlawful Trafficking of Schedule Drugs. - Jan. 09, 2019

Trooper Dana Austin responded to a dirt turnout on the South Bay Road in Franklin for a report of a female who was not breathing. The female, Nina Wallace (34) of Sullivan ultimately died and an investigation was conducted. Detective Greg Roy assisted Trooper Austin with this investigation.
Over the course of the following months Trooper Austin and Detective Roy learned that two individuals had furnished and sold Fentanyl to Nina which contributed to her death. Both suspects were friends with Nina.

Trooper Austin arrested James Grindel (54) of Waltham on a warrant for Unlawfully Furnishing of Schedule Drugs.

Trooper Austin and Detective Greg Roy arrested Richard Drost (44) of Sullivan on a warrant for Unlawful Trafficking of Schedule Drugs.

Lt. Roderick Charette
Maine State Police Troop J