Grand Jury Indicts Ashland Man for Nashville Plantation OD Death
An Ashland man is facing drug charges in connection with the overdose death of a man in Nashville Plantation.
It was on December 6, 2020, when Trooper Matt Curtin went to a home on the Portage Road in Nashville Plantation for a report of a deceased person.
He found 31-year-old Matthew Tardie's body inside the residence. An autopsy was conducted and the Medical Examiner's office determined that Tardie had died of an overdose of fentanyl and methamphetamine.
After a lengthy investigation, Trooper Curtin developed a suspect in the case. On August 12, an Aroostook County Grand Jury indicted 44-year-old Christopher Pinkham of Ashland on a charge of aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs-resulting in death, which is a class A crime.
Pinkham was later taken to the Aroostook County Jail. Trooper Curtin was assisted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency in this investigation.