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Nathan Hansell
Nathan Hansell, 38, of Augusta

An Augusta man is facing charges after a Trooper clocked him travelling over 100 miles per hour. 

On July 9, 2020, at approximately 11:30 p.m., a Trooper from Troop D was travelling westbound on Route 3 in Augusta when a vehicle came up behind them travelling at a high rate of speed. The Trooper clocked the vehicle on radar doing 109 MPH in a 50 MPH zone. A brief chase ensued, ending on Anthony Avenue in Augusta. 

The driver, Nathan Hansell, 38, of Augusta, was taken into custody and charged with Operating Under the Influence, Criminal Speed, Possession of Schedule W Drugs, and Eluding a Law Enforcement Officer. Hansell’s bail was set at $2500 cash. 

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Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking

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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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