ELLSWORTH, Maine — A Surry man has been sentenced to serve 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to unlawful furnishing of drugs and then committing other crimes.

Gary W. Goodrich III, 19, got into trouble last August after he provided marijuana to three boys at Edaco Court mobile home park in Ellsworth. The boys were 13, 15 and 16 years old when he let them smoke some of his marijuana, according to documents filed in Hancock County Unified Criminal Court.

Goodrich later pleaded guilty in an agreement with prosecutors that would have allowed him to avoid any jail time and pay a $400 fine if he stayed out of trouble and received counseling on a regular basis.

Two weeks after Goodrich appeared in court last November to have his deferred disposition approved by a judge, however, he got into trouble in Madawaska after he broke into someone’s apartment, court documents indicate.

Then, in February, Goodrich attempted to shoplift $13 worth of bicycle accessories from Wal-Mart in Ellsworth, according to court documents. When the store’s loss prevention staff confronted him, he threatened them.

Goodrich subsequently was sentenced to 18 months behind bars with all but 90 days suspended on three counts of aggravated furnishing of drugs stemming from the incident at Edaco Court last August. He also was ordered to serve two years of probation upon his release.

Goodrich reported to Hancock County Jail last week to begin serving his sentence.

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Bill Trotter

A news reporter in coastal Maine for more than 20 years, Bill Trotter writes about how the Atlantic Ocean and the state's iconic coastline help to shape the lives of coastal Maine residents and visitors....