Two face drug charges after Augusta police search home

October 7th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

AUGUSTA — Two people face drug trafficking charges after police searched a River Street residence in connection with a burglary investigation and found $30,000 worth of drugs.

Franklin Arbour Jr., 38, of Augusta, and Angie L. Sousa, 32, of Farmingdale, were arrested Wednesday on River Street, according to a statement from Augusta Police.

“Along with evidence from the thefts, detectives seized 1,250 bags of heroin, 24 grams of cocaine, 13 grams of bath salts and over 100 marijuana plants,” the release said.

Augusta Police Detective Eric Dos Santos had drafted the search warrant for apartment 2 at 58 River St. in Augusta’s Sand Hill neighborhood in connection with an investigation into a series of burglaries and thefts.

The apartment was searched by Augusta officers and Maine Drug Enforcement agents at about 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Arbour is charged with three counts of aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs, two counts of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs, two counts of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, and aggravated cultivation of marijuana.

He is being held at the Kennebec County jail on $50,000 cash bail.

Sousa is charged with two counts of unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, two counts of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs, and aggravated cultivation of marijuana. She is being held at the jail on $25,000 cash bail.

In March 2005, Arbour was sentenced to 100 months in federal prison for his part in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine in the Augusta area and for soliciting people to buy guns that he could trade for

Article source: http://www.pressherald.com/2014/09/18/two-face-drug-charges-after-augusta-police-search-home/

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