STOCKTON SPRINGS — State police arrested two men and a woman Thursday, Nov. 18, after an investigation into the theft of tools and building supplies from a Stockton Springs construction site led to a drug bust.

According to a police affidavit, a concerned citizen tipped off police Nov. 18 regarding the whereabouts of tools and materials that had been reported stolen from a jobsite Nov. 14. According to court documents, TYPAR home construction weather protection fabric was stolen, along with at least 10 cordless DeWalt power tools valued at over $1,000.

State police from Troop D responded Thursday to the reported theft. Their investigation led to the Stockton Springs home of Joshua Pomeroy, 33, where officers recovered a large quantity of stolen tools and building materials.

While investigating the theft, police said, Pomeroy admitted he would test positive for fentanyl and cocaine. Yellow TYPAR home wrap could be seen secured to the outside of Pomeroy’s home, according to police, as well as inside on walls and covering door frames.

Also located at the home was drug paraphernalia, including burned tinfoil. Six cordless drills with the owner’s initials were recovered in a vehicle outside the home, court documents say.

That investigation prompted police to obtain a search warrant for the Stockton Springs home of Joshua Breault, 40, where troopers found additional stolen property. During their search, they also discovered a large quantity of drugs, according to a press release from Maine Department of Public Safety. In Breault’s room, police found approximately 30 grams of heroin, 11 grams of methamphetamine and 4 grams of cocaine base, as well as a large quantity of cash, the release said.

Police charged Pomeroy with receiving stolen property, theft, violating conditions of release, and criminal mischief. Pomeroy was on several sets of bail conditions at the time of his arrest, according to police.

The judge set bail for Pomeroy at $1,000, with $200 already posted from a previous case and with conditions he not possess or or use illegal drugs and submit to searches. He is not to have direct contact with the party involved and a Dec. 14 dispositional conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. at the Waldo Judicial Center.

Breault was charged with aggravated trafficking of Schedule W drugs, and Megan Sawyer, 45, also of Stockton Springs, was charged with unlawful possession of Schedule W drugs (methamphetamine).

Breault’s bail was set at $1,000 with conditions he not possess or use illegal drugs and submit to searches. He is scheduled to be in court Jan. 11, 2022. As of Nov. 23, the District Attorney’s Office had not filed charges at the Waldo Judicial Center against Sawyer.