A Dexter man was arrested during a traffic stop in Corinna and charged with trafficking in methamphetamine.

What Was Seized in the Arrest?

Penobscot County Sheriff's Deputies pulled over a vehicle in Corinna on Sunday night, just after 10:30. The reason for the stop was not revealed but officials say during the encounter, investigative details led to the recovery of 321 grams of methamphetamine and a concealed 9mm handgun.

Who Was Arrested?

Two people were in the vehicle and both are facing charges:

  • James Laurent, 44, of Dexter is charged with aggravated trafficking of a scheduled W drug (methamphetamine)
  • Tiffany Sherburne, 32, of Dexter was summonsed for violation of conditions of release and various motor vehicle violations.

Laurent was taken to the Penobscot County Jail where, according to the jail's inmate list, bail was set at $10,000.

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Where Do We Report Information of Possible Illegal Drug Activity?

If you suffer from substance use disorder, you're encouraged to call 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 for a list of resources in your area.

Anyone with information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in their community is urged to contact the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office by calling 207-947-4585 or submitting a tip through their anonymous tipline on the Sheriff's Office mobile app, or the Maine Drug Enforcement agency nearest to them.

Tips can also be submitted by texting MDEA to TIP411 (847411) or calling the MDEA tipline at 1-800-452-6457.

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