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Unity traffic stop nets 70 grams of crack, heroin

Aug 04, 2019
Courtesy of: Maine State Police Maine State Police uncovered 70 grams of crack cocaine, heroin and approximately $1,000 in cash, prescription medication and loaded needles after a traffic stop in Unity on Aug. 1.

Unity — A New York man was charged with aggravated trafficking after a traffic stop uncovered approximately 70 grams of crack cocaine and heroin.

According to the Maine State Police, on Thursday, Aug. 1, at approximately 10:30 a.m., Trooper Tom Bureau stopped a car on School Street for not having a front plate.

As a result of the roadside investigation, a K9 unit was called in. Troopers found 70 grams (about 2.5 ounces) of crack cocaine and what is believed to be heroin in hypodermic needles.

Also recovered from the vehicle was approximately $1,000 in cash, prescription medication, and loaded needles.

Police charged passenger Tyrone Saunders, 49, of Brooklyn with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

The driver and vehicle owner, Elisha Savoy, 28, of Washington was charged with an expired registration.

Other charges may be pending.


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