Androscoggin Officials Nab 2 in Traffic Stop, Seize Meth & Coke
Androscoggin County authorities arrested two people and seized meth, cocaine, and pills after a recent traffic stop.
How Were the Drugs Discovered?
There's something to be said for obeying traffic laws if you're up to no good. Two Mainers learned that this week when a member the Androscoggin County Sheriff's Office noticed their vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on May 11th. It was around 11:37 p.m. when Corporal Darian Nadeau pulled the vehicle over on Center Street in Auburn.
The driver, Raishean Markie, 21 of Portland, and his passenger, Justin Williams, 20 of Saco were both out on bail and had numerous bail conditions, including random search and testing. Trooper Nadeau searched the vehicle and found methamphetamine, cocaine, and an assortment of pills. The pair was also found to be in possession of over $3,400.00 in cash.
What are the Charges?
Markie and Williams were arrested and taken to the Androscoggin County Jail. They are charged with 2 counts of aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs, unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, and violating conditions of release. At last report, both were still incarcerated.
Who Do I Notify If I Think I Have Info About Illegal Drug Sales?
Anyone with information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in their community is urged to contact the Maine Drug Enforcement office closest to them, or by texting MDEA to TIP411 (847411), or by calling the MDEA tip-line at 1-800-452-6457.