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NY Men Facing Drug Trafficking Charges

Drug SeizureThree men from New York are facing drug trafficking charges after they threw baggies of drugs out of the car after being stopped by police.

On Aug. 16, 2020, at approximately 3 p.m., Maine State Police stopped a vehicle on I-295 at mile marker 44 Northbound for speed. Upon investigation, all three passengers began acting suspiciously. Ultimately, several white bags were thrown from the car window while the Trooper went back to his cruiser. The bags were located and seized and all three men were arrested. Ralph Scurlock, 31; William Pickney, 52; and Edward McDowell, 26; all from the Bronx, NY, were transported to Twin Bridges Jail in Sagadahoc County. The drugs were tested and Troopers learned there was 34 grams of cocaine, and 148 grams of fentanyl. All three were charged with Aggravated Trafficking class A crime.

(EDIT: fixed date and removed decimals on drug amounts)

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Standish Men Charged with Drug Trafficking

Shawn Adams Drugs BustTwo Standish men are facing charges after failing to stop for police, with one fleeing into the woods prior to arrest.

On Aug. 7, 2020, Cpl. Jesse Duda attempted to conduct a traffic stop for a speeding vehicle in the construction zone near mile marker 10 northbound. The vehicle failed to stop and a pursuit ensued. The pursuit was terminated when Tr. Welch covertly deployed a spike mat at mile 26.5.

The vehicle pulled over and the driver fled into the woods. The passenger, Stephen Tracy, 40, surrendered and was placed under arrest without incident. York PD officer John Rogers arrived with his K9 and began a track.

Cpl. Duda assisted Ofc. Rogers on the track. The operator, Shawn Adams, 42, was located ¾ of a mile into the woods near a river bank.

Located inside the trunk of the vehicle was 86 grams of fentanyl, 22.5 xanax pills, 11 grams of suspected cocaine, and 2 grams of suspected crystal meth. Adams was also on bail conditions and had a suspended license.

Adams and Tracy were both charged with Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs. Adams was also charged with Eluding an Officer, Criminal Speed and Violations of Conditions of Release.

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Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking

K9 Tess

An area man is facing charges for felony drug trafficking after a traffic stop in Augusta.

On March, 3, 2020, Troopers from the Troop C Barracks out of Skowhegan stopped a pick-up truck for a registration violation in Augusta. Immediately upon arriving at the driver’s side door of the vehicle, signs of criminal activity were noted as well as indications of the operator being impaired by alcohol.

Accordingly, the driver was removed from the vehicle and K-9 Tess was summoned for a vehicle search. Shortly thereafter, the driver was arrested for Unlawful Trafficking in Scheduled W Drugs for possessing 1.9 ounces of cocaine, as well as Operating Under the Influence (OUI). As of 03/04/2020 the matter is still under active investigation, therefore no names will be released at this time.Drugs

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Bangor Drug Bust

Bangor DrugsBANGOR, Maine- Police arrested a Brewer man for aggravated drug trafficking after a traffic stop on Union Street.  On Nov. 15, Maine State Troopers and Bangor Police Officers stopped a vehicle after identifying Terrence Robinson, 27, a known fugitive wanted in Maine on several drug trafficking charges get into the passenger seat.  Robinson had been on the run after warrants for his arrest were issued in 2016 after he failed to appear in court for Unlawful Trafficking of Scheduled Drugs and Violation of Conditional Release.  

As a result of the investigation, police located 99 grams of suspected heroin/fentanyl mixture and 67 grams of suspected cocaine base on Robinson.  Robinson was arrested for Aggravated Drug Trafficking and Violation of Conditional Release and is currently being held at the Penobscot County Jail.

Special thanks to the Bangor Police Department in assisting in this stop.

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Bowdoinham Drug Trafficking

Terrel Walker, 28, of Orono

An Orono man is facing drug trafficking charges after a traffic stop in Bowdoinham over the weekend.

On Nov. 11, 2019 ,Troopers from Troop D performed a Traffic stop in Bowdoinham on I-295 of a vehicle headed south bound out of State operated by Terrel Walker, 28, originally from New York and now residing in Orono.  

Troopers learned that Walker was the subject of an outstanding Federal Arrest Warrant related to a drug trafficking arrest by Maine State Police PACE Team members in August of 2019. Walker was also found to be in possession of over 15 pounds of Marijuana, packaged for commercial sale; $2,000 in cash; and a quantity of unmarked and unlabeled pills. The identification of the pills are pending a laboratory analysis.  The marijuana is valued at $30,000.

Walker was arrested and charged with Class C Unlawful Trafficking of Marijuana and Class C Bail Violation.  Also, in the vehicle was Eimel Evans, 25 ,of Augusta.  Evans was arrested for a separate outstanding arrest warrant. Troopers were assisted on scene by Topsham Police MarijuanaDepartment.

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Scarborough Traffic Stops Leads to Multiple People Charged with Drug Trafficking

DrugsSCARBOROUGH, Maine - A traffic stop ended up with several men being charged with aggravated drug trafficking.

On Oct. 22, 2019 Maine State Police Troopers from Troop G stopped a vehicle on the Maine Turnpike for a traffic infraction. As a result of the investigation, three men were arrested: Benjamin Peaslee, 41, of Manchester, Maine; Todd Moses (AKA “T”), 50, of Hyde Park, Massachusetts; Gary Richardson, 42, (AKA “BAMA”) of Eutaw, Alabama; and a Massachusetts resident who cannot be identified at this time.

Troopers seized 842 diverted Gabapentin Tablets, 13 gram of a suspected heroin/fentanyl mixture, and 5 grams of cocaine base.

All occupants were booked at the Cumberland County Jail for aggravated trafficking. Bail was set at 50k.

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New York man facing felony drug trafficking charges

Anthony McLean, 33, of the Bronx, NY

WEST GARDINER, Maine –  A New York man is facing felony charges after police locate drugs on him.

On July 24, 2019, at approximately 7:30 p.m., a Troop D Trooper stopped a vehicle traveling East on Route 126 in West Gardiner for a vehicle defect. Criminal indicators were observed during the roadside investigation. K9 Tess was called to the scene to conduct a sniff. K9 Tess alerted to the presence of narcotics on a passenger, who was identified as Anthony McLean, 33, of the Bronx, NY.

A search warrant was executed at Maine General Medical Center and approximately 7 grams of Heroin and 1 gram of Crack Cocaine was retrieved from McLean. 

McLean was arrested and transported to Kennebec County Jail in Augusta and charged with: Aggravated Trafficking Schedule Drug with priors, (Class A) and Unlawful Possession of Schedule Drug, (Class C) bail was set at $15,000. 

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Two men arrested in Fort Kent charged with Drug Trafficking

Jacob Jandreau, 38, of Saint Francis

Two men were arrested in Fort Kent and are facing drug trafficking charges. 

On May 25th just after 8 a.m., Trooper Matt Curtin stopped a vehicle on Caribou Road in Fort Kent. After speaking with the  occupants, the Trooper determined the driver was currently out on bail with conditions to search. Tpr. Curtain located over 5 grams of Methamphetamine,  as well as numerous items related to drug trafficking.

As a result of his investigation, Trooper Curtin arrested Jacob Jandreau, 38, of Saint Francis for Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Violating his previous Conditional Release. Trooper Curtin also arrested Corey Raymond, 20, of Fort Kent for Trafficking in Methamphetamine. Both men are being held at the Aroostook County Jail.

Corey Raymond, 20, of Fort Kent

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Massachusetts man facing felony charges for drug trafficking

Drugs and firearm seized at the traffic stop.

OGUNQUIT, Maine - A Massachusetts man is facing felony charges after being stopped by the Maine State Police for motor vehicle violations.

On May 7, 2019 at approximately 9 PM, a Troop G Trooper, who is also a member of the PACE Team, stopped a vehicle on the Maine turnpike in Ogunquit for several motor vehicle violations. The roadside investigation led to a search of the vehicle. More Troop G Troopers and PACE Team members responded to assist. As a result of the search, 12 grams of fentanyl, $10,600 cash, and a loaded 9 mm handgun was located and seized.

The driver, Sean Anderson (38) of Lynn, MA, is a convicted felon who is on probation in Massachusetts for an armed robbery and home invasion. Sean is prohibited from possessing firearms. Sean was arrested and transported to the York County Jail in Alfred where he was booked for Class A Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs and Class C Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person. Bail was set at $15,000. The charge of criminal speed was requested to be added as well. 

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Presque Isle man arrested on drug trafficking charges

Michael Peavy-Wright, 20, of Presque Isle
YORK, Maine - On February 22, 2019, at approximately 1:30 a.m., Troop G Troopers, who are also members of the Pro-Active Criminal Enforcement (PACE) Team, stopped a vehicle traveling on the Maine Turnpike in York. The roadside investigation, which included K9 Mack indicating to the presence of narcotics, led to 102 grams of fentanyl being located.

Michael Peavy-Wright, 20, of Presque Isle, was arrested and charged with Class A Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs. He was transported to the York County Jail in Alfred where bail was set at $10,000.

PACE Drug seizure
PACE Team Seized 102 grams of suspected fentanyl


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