Four charged with drug violations

FARMINGDALE — A Belgrade woman and an Augusta man are among four people facing drug charges after police reportedly found dozens of bags of heroin during a traffic stop on Interstate 95.

The driver, Jalee Soucie, 21, of Belgrade, and a passenger, 22-year-old Eric Lee, of Augusta, were arrested Sunday and charged with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs. Two other passengers, Richardo Perry, 19, of Lancaster, Pa., and Shawnelle Morris, 26, of Tobyhanna, Pa., also were charged with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Maine State Police Trooper Aaron Turcotte pulled Soucie over for an alleged a seat belt violation and following too closely. Turcotte, in an affidavit filed in Kennebec County Superior Court, said he searched the car after smelling marijuana. Turcotte reportedly found 35 bags of heroin in the trunk area.

All the occupants denied ownership of the drugs.

A judge set bail for each defendant at an initial court appearance Monday.

Soucie’s bail was set at $2,500 unsecured with a Maine Pretrial Services Program supervision contract.

Perry and Morris’s bails were set at $15,000 each; Lee’s bail was set at $10,000 cash or $7,500 with a Maine Pretrial Services Program supervision contract.

Augusta

Friday: A 30-year-old man was charged with operating without a license during a traffic stop for speeding on Memorial Bridge.

At 12:25 p.m., there was a report of a hit-and-run on one of the Route 3 rotaries.

Saturday: A 26-year-old woman was charged with operating after suspension during a traffic stop for an inspection sticker violation on Eastern Avenue.

At 2:16 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Eastern Avenue.

Sunday: A 28-year-old was charged with operating an unregistered motor vehicle more than 150 days during a traffic stop for an inspection violation on Western Avenue.

At 6:44 p.m., there was a fireworks complaint on Washington Street.

8:49 p.m., firefighters responded to an alarm at the Kennebec County jail on State Street.

11:11 p.m., disorderly conduct was reported on Crosby Street Place.

Monday: At 7:39 a.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Route 3.

8:54 a.m., a drug offense was reported on Chase Avenue.

9:36 a.m., there was a traffic complaint on Western Avenue.

10:19 a.m., fraud was reported at the Home Depot on Stephen King Drive.

2:21 p.m., mischief was reported on Gannett Street.

2:41 p.m., there was a report of gross sexual assault on Union Street.

2:52 p.m., theft was reported on Gilman Street.

3:33 p.m., there was a report of a domestic disturbance on Howe Street.

Belgrade

Friday: At 9:35 a.m., theft was reported on Denwood Point Lane.

11:48 a.m., an alarm sounded on Alfond Lane.

Saturday: At 10:42 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Wanser Lane.

11:53 a.m., there was a utility complaint on Augusta Road.

10:33 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Oakland and Cyr roads.

5:13 p.m., an alarm sounded on Birch Lane.

Chelsea

Saturday: A 53-year-old Alna woman was charged with operating an unregistered vehicle more than 150 days during a traffic stop for a registration violation on Route 9.

A 20-year-old Augusta woman was charged with marijuana possession during a traffic stop for a plate light violation on Route 17.

China

Feb. 25: A 25-year-old Palermo man was charged with operating after suspension, operating an unregistered motor vehicle and violating conditions of release during a traffic stop on U.S. Route 202.

Friday: At 2:12 p.m., an alarm sounded on Stanley Road.

2:42 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Route 3.

3:57 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Route 3.

Saturday: At 4:36 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on U.S. Route 202.

Sunday: At 7:57 a.m., a burglar alarm sounded on Route 3.

Gardiner

Friday: A 25-year-old Pittston man was charged with operating a vehicle with an expired license more than 90 days.

At 8:34 p.m., there was a report of a bail condition violation on Union Street.

8:38 p.m., suspicious activity was reported on Maine Avenue.

Saturday: At 5:47 p.m., there was an accident on Alexandra Road.

11:08 p.m., an assault was reported on Water Street.

Hallowell

Friday: A 22-year-old woman was charged with marijuana possession during a traffic stop for a plate light violation on U.S. Route 201.

Sunday: A Waterville woman was charged with criminal speed after police clocked her car at 100 mph on Interstate 95.

Litchfield

Saturday: At 11:28 a.m., an alarm sounded on Lunts Road.

5:09 p.m., there was a report of threatening on Kennedy Lane.

Manchester

Friday: At 3:10 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up.

Monday: At 6:42 a.m., there was an accident on U.S. Route 202.

Monmouth

Sunday: At 2:48 p.m., there was a report of a traffic offense on Route 135.

Randolph

Friday: A 28-year-old man was charged with operating after suspension during a traffic stop for a plate light violation on U.S. Route 201.

Readfield

Saturday: At 2:24 a.m., an alarm sounded at Saunders Manufacturing on Nickerson Road.

Richmond

Feb. 17: At 2:39 a.m., an alarm sounded on Hagar Street.

Feb. 18: At 12 p.m., there was a report of a traffic offense on Main Street.

4:16 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Front Street.

Feb. 19: At 1:18 a.m., suspicious activity was reported on Main Street.

4:19 p.m., injury was reported after a crash on River Road.

5:59 p.m., there was an accident at the intersection of Main Street and Post Road.

6:56 p.m., there was a report of fraud on Weymouth Street.

Feb. 20: At 1:22 p.m., an alarm sounded on Port City Lane.

Feb. 22: At 8:09 p.m., a 22-year-old Richmond man was charged with filing a false police report on Main Street.

Feb. 24: At 4:25 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Main Street.

6:16 p.m., there was a report of a family fight on Kimball Street.

7:39 p.m., a fire was reported on Fuller Street.

8:15 p.m., there was a report of a sex offense on Gardiner Street.

Feb. 25: At 10:15 a.m., fraud was reported on Alexander Reed Road.

4:29 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Front Street.

Wednesday: At 1:41 p.m., fraud was reported on Front Street.

5:02 p.m., there was a trespassing complaint on Mitchell Road.

6:34 p.m., a 30-year-old Richmond man was charged with operating after suspension during a traffic stop on Front Street.

Thursday: At 6:03 p.m., there was a 911 hang-up on Main Street.

10:21 p.m., a 30-year-old Richmond man was charged with illegal attachment of registration plates during a traffic stop on River Road.

Friday: At 12:24 a.m., an alarm sounded on Hagar Street.

12:45 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Front Street.

Saturday: At 7:49 a.m., vandalism was reported on Ridge Road.

11:51 a.m., there was a report of suspicious activity on Lancaster Road.

2:21 p.m., there was a report of a driver texting while driving in the northbound lane of Interstate 95.

Sunday: At 1:23 a.m., there was a report of a traffic offense on Main Street.

1:37 a.m., a Kennebunk man was charged with violating conditions of release during a traffic stop on Main Street.

2:55 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct on Front Street.

Sidney

Sunday: At 10:34 a.m., a burglary alarm sounded on West Road.

Vassalboro

Friday: At 2:01 p.m., theft was reported on Holman Road.

Wayne

Friday: At 6:56 p.m., a car hit a deer on Main Street.

Saturday: At 8:52 p.m., an alarm sounded on Main Street.

West Gardiner

Friday: At 3:31 p.m., there was a traffic complaint on Manning Drive.

Saturday: At 12:01 p.m., there was a report of a burglary on Johnson Lane.

Sunday: At 8:22 p.m., there was an accident on Bog Hill Road.

Windsor

Friday: At 7:37 p.m., theft was reported on Elm Lane.

Sunday: At 1:47 p.m., there was a report of a driver leaving an Augusta Road business without paying for gasoline.

Winthrop

Friday: At 8:22 a.m., there was a report of a sex offense.

2:55 p.m., there was a report of child abuse.

8:25 p.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct.

11:55 p.m., there was a report of suspicious activity.

Sunday: At 7:17 a.m., there was a report of disorderly conduct.

11 a.m., there was a report of a traffic offense.

 

Arrests

Augusta

Sunday: At 8:09 p.m., Hartley D. Hathorne, 65, of Winthrop, was arrested on a charge of operating under the influence by police responding to a traffic complaint on Western Avenue.

Belgrade

Saturday: Christopher Smith, 58, of Belgrade, was arrested on a warrant charging criminal threatening on Augusta Road.

China

Saturday: Donald York, 60, was charged with operating under the influence and operating on an expired license more than 90 days during a traffic stop for plate light violation on Route 137.

Farmingdale

Sunday: Samuel Stone of Newcastle was arrested on charges of possessing LSD and amphetamines during a traffic stop on Interstate 95.

Richmond

Feb. 24: At 5:03 p.m., Robert Gilley, 46, of Richmond, was arrested on a warrant charging failure to pay fines on Alexander Reed Road.

Feb. 25: At 6:59 p.m., Scott Jurgen, 31, of Bowdoin, was arrested on a charge of operating after revocation and violation of conditions of release during a traffic stop for a loud exhaust on Post Road.

Saturday: At 10:39 p.m., Timothy Bishop, 34, of Lisbon Falls, was arrested on warrant charging failure to appear during a traffic stop on U.S. Route 201.

Vassalboro

Feb. 24: Sharon Matson, 46, was arrested on a probation hold and a charge of criminal threatening by police responding to a report of threatening at Gables Manor on Riverside Drive.

Saturday: Chad Tompkins, 42, was arrested on a charge of domestic violence assault by police responding to a complaint on Oak Grove Road.

Windsor

Saturday: Adam Austin, 33, was arrested on a warrant and a charge of operating after suspension during a traffic stop for an inspection sticker violation on Route 17.

Winthrop

Friday: At 1:20 p.m., Richard E. Veilleux Jr., 23, of Winthrop, was arrested on a warrant on U.S. Route 202.