BRENTWOOD — A second person arrested during a citywide drug sweep in Portsmouth last year is expected to plead guilty to charges he sold amphetamines, marijuana and Oxycodone to an informant working with police.
Stephen Gerbino, 36, of Rochester struck a plea deal with county prosecutors just before he was set to go on trial this month in Rockingham County Superior Court, according to court records.
He was indicted on four counts of sale of a controlled drug, two counts of possession of a controlled drug with intent to sell, and possession of a controlled drug.
Gerbino allegedly sold quantities of amphetamines, buprenorphine and marijuana between May 9, 2011, and June 2, 2011, before he was arrested along with five others, according to police and indictments filed in superior court.
Terms of the plea deal have not yet been made public.
Gerbino would have faced up to 10 to 20 years in state prison if convicted by a jury for sale of a controlled drug.
His plea and sentencing — scheduled for Sept. 4 — should mark the second case expected to draw a conviction.
Nathan McIntyre, 28, of 158 S. Main St., Unit 2, in Newton, is expected to plead guilty to drug charges on Aug. 6. McIntyre is charged with one count of sale of a controlled drug for selling Oxycodone last March 10.
McIntyre may serve up to 12 months in county jail if a judge accepts the deal, according to court records.
Trials dates for the remaining suspects have been scheduled for later this year.
Jason Moore, 31, of Berwick, Maine, is facing two counts of sale of a controlled drug for allegedly selling Oxycodone on Nov. 12 to an undercover police officer. He also faces a charge of possession of drugs in a motor vehicle.
Marc Lynch, 33, of Dover is facing one count of sale of a controlled drug for allegedly selling Oxycodone on Feb. 21 to another undercover police officer posing as a buyer.
Aaron Wheeler, 25, of Dover is facing a single count of sale of a controlled drug for allegedly selling buprenorphine to an undercover officer on Nov. 18, 2010.
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