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Alleged Accomplice Indicted in Burglary of Damariscotta Dentist's Office
Jennifer J. Rosa
Jennifer J. Rosa
J.W. Oliver

A woman who police say was an accomplice in the September burglary of a Damariscotta dentist's office has been indicted on burglary and theft charges.

The March 11 indictment charges Jennifer J. Rosa, 35, of Edgecomb and recently of Bremen, with Class C burglary and Class C stealing drugs, both felonies.

Joshua H. Oliver, 34, of Nobleboro, burglarized the 60 Main St. office of Dr. Joseph Griffin in September 2013. Oliver forced entry through the office doors and stole a box containing morphine, Percocet, midazolam and triazolam from a locked desk drawer.

Oliver pleaded guilty to felony burglary and theft Feb. 13. He is serving a 14-month sentence at the Bolduc Correctional Facility in Warren.

Rosa has allegedly confessed to her role in the burglary, according to a statement by Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Detective Scott Hayden.

"She told me she and Josh committed the burglary," Hayden said in the statement. "He went inside, while she stayed outside."

Rosa also "told us where Josh threw the lockbox," Hayden said. "The box was later recovered."

A statement by another officer refers to Rosa as Oliver's girlfriend.

Rosa also faces charges from previous arrests. A separate March 11 indictment charges her with Class C unlawful possession of drugs, Class E unlawful possession of scheduled drugs and Class E violation of condition of release.

Lincoln County Sheriff's Deputy Jared Mitkus searched Rosa's purse Feb. 9 and allegedly found two 30-milligram oxycodone pills, a Xanax and a bag of marijuana, according to his statement.

Rosa did not have prescriptions for the drugs. She was on bail and subject to random search at the time.

A December indictment charges Rosa with Class B unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, Class C unlawful furnishing of scheduled drugs and Class C unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Rosa handed Oliver a pack of cigarettes containing 1 1/2 oxycodone pills during a Sept. 18, 2013 search of his residence by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, according to a statement by MDEA agent Jason Pease.

Rosa is due to appear in Lincoln County Superior Court at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, May 1.

The Class B and C charges are felonies with maximum penalties of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine and five years in prison and a $5,000 fine, respectively. The Class E charges are misdemeanors with a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

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