Three arrested in Waterville drug raids

August 29th, 2014 by admin Leave a reply »

WATERVILLE — Officials from three agencies seized heroin, marijuana, hallucinogenic mushrooms and pills Wednesday during simultaneous searches of two apartments on College Avenue and Broadway Street.

Three people were charged with drug trafficking, and two others were issued a summons to answer drug-related charges.

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Waterville Police, Somerset County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested one person on drug trafficking charges at 172 College Ave. in Waterville on Wednesday, one of three arrests and two summons from the raid.

The busts followed a four-month investigation by Waterville police, Somerset County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, according to Waterville police Chief Joseph Massey.

Andrew Maheu, 27, and Cassandra Dion, 27, both of 17 Broadway St., Apt. 1, were arrested Wednesday and charged after authorities searched their apartment, Massey said. They were charged with aggravated trafficking in heroin, a class A felony; unlawful furnishing of Oxycodone and unlawful trafficking in marijuana, both class C felonies; and unlawful possession of psychedelic mushrooms, a class D misdemeanor.

Authorities seized 23.6 grams of heroin, which has a street value of about $6,000, as well as 20 30 mg Oxycodone pills worth an estimated $800 on the street, Massey said. They also seized 2.5 pounds of processed marijuana (ready to smoke) and 5.2 grams of mushrooms. The value of the pot and mushrooms was unavailable.

He said there were also 200 unidentified pills seized, and once they’re tested, there may be more charges.

Officials also found 90 marijuana plants in the apartment, which is

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