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Presque Isle man appeals drug conviction to state supreme court

AUGUSTA, Maine — An attorney for a Presque Isle man found guilty of a felony drug offense nearly two years ago is appealing his conviction, arguing that there was insufficient evidence that the pills he allegedly provided to an informant were in fact oxycodone, a narcotic.

Alan Harding, an attorney for Charles Libby, also argued before the state supreme court on May 11 that there was not enough evidence to prove that his client was guilty of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs, the felony for which he was found guilty after a jury trial.

According to court documents, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency used a confidential informant who then went to a residence where Libby was staying in September 2015 to purchase three 30 milligram tablets of oxycodone from Libby.

The three pills were then put into an evidence locker at the Presque Isle Police Department, which the MDEA agent locked with a key that he then took with him.

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