Ellsworth Man Charged With Drug Trafficking After Local Teen Suffers LSD Overdose
An Ellsworth man was arrested and charged with aggravated drug trafficking after a local teenager was hospitalized due to an LSD overdose.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency initiated an investigation into the sale of LSD in the Ellsworth area after the Hancock County teen suffered the overdose.
As part of the investigation, drug agents executed a search warrant at Russell Scott's home on Bucksport Road.
A Thursday news release from the agency said agents seized 35 dosage units of suspected LSD, five grams of crack cocaine, nine grams of powder cocaine and approximately $3,700 in suspected drug proceeds.
Scott, 46, was charged with class A aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs. He was transported to the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth, where an unsecured bail of $5,000 was set by a bail commissioner. Scott was released after posting $60 cash.
The charges were aggravated because the teen's consumption of the drug resulted in “serious bodily injury.”