A Presque Isle woman and her adult son are facing charges for allegedly trafficking in crystal methamphetamine.

Leann Johnson, 44, and her son Jeremiah Therrien, 23, were arrested in Presque Isle on Monday, as the result of a joint investigation between the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Aroostook County Sheriff's Office. The agencies had been working for months on locating the source of illicit sales of the highly addictive drug. As part of the investigation, purchases of the drug were made by undercover agents.

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On Monday, May 17th, a search warrant was executed at the Dyer Street home of Leann Johnson in Presque Isle. Seized in the search were more than four pounds of crystal methamphetamine, along with approximately $10,000 in U.S. currency, that's believed to be proceeds from drug sales. Officials say meth is currently selling in Aroostook County for approximately $150 per gram, making the value of this seizure over $250,000.

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  • Leann Johnson is charged with one count of Class A aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs (methamphetamine) and one count of Class B trafficking in schedule W drugs.
  • Jeremiah Therrien is charged with one count of Class B trafficking in schedule W drugs (methamphetamine) and violations of conditions of release. At the time of his arrest, Therrien was out on bail from a 2021 drug and firearms violation.

Johnson's bail was set at $10,000 cash, which she was able to post Monday night. Therrien was denied bail pending an appearance before the judge this week.

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