Belfast man summoned for drug-related charges

By Ben Holbrook | Dec 03, 2013
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Augusta — State police summoned a Belfast man for drug-related charges during a traffic stop in Augusta.

Trooper Niles Krech stopped a yellow Firebird at Cumberland Farms in Augusta at about 3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, after the vehicle crossed the center line. The driver did not provide identification, but told Krech he was Freeman Taylor, 40, no address given.

Also in the vehicle was a man who initially identified himself as Wendall Norton. During an investigation, Krech determined Taylor had a $5,000 warrant for his arrest. Taylor was arrested with the assistance of Augusta Police.

Krech also determined that the man who identified himself as Wendall Norton was actually Keith Laney, 40, of Belfast. Laney admitted to officers he had two needles, a heroin spoon in his pocket and a piece of Suboxone rolled up in his boxers.

Laney told officers he and Taylor were headed to Augusta to buy heroin.

Taylor was taken to Kennebec County Jail on the warrant and Laney was summoned for unlawful possession of a Schedule W drug and sale and use of drug paraphernalia. Laney was released at the scene, according to police.



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