SKOWHEGAN — A dropped package at a fast-food restaurant led to two arrests, a drug and money seizure and a featured post on the Skowhegan Police Department’s Facebook page.

“Sometimes people make mistakes,” the Skowhegan Police Department wrote on its Facebook page. “Sometimes it’s something minor like speeding. Sometimes it’s dropping crack cocaine at a local food purveyor (while) buying your tasty treats.”

Such was the case Monday when Amber Graylynn Beane, 25, of Skowhegan, allegedly dropped a bag of drugs in the KFC/Taco Bell restaurant on Madison Avenue in Skowhegan.

A customer saw the package fall out of Beane’s pocket and stepped on it, then after Beane left, gave it to restaurant employees, Police Chief Ted Blais said.

Store employees called police. “We came in, and it was clearly drugs,” Blais said Wednesday.

Police searched Beane’s home Tuesday and found 16.4 grams of crack cocaine, 1.7 grams of powdered cocaine and $7,692 in cash, Blais said.


Blais said the bag Beane allegedly dropped at the restaurant contained about a gram and a half of mixed crack rock and powdered cocaine. The restaurant’s security camera showed Beane, who was on probation, dropping the bag, Blais said. She was arrested on a probation hold.

Police also arrested Patrick Hale Lloyd, 29, of Providence, Rhode Island, who was at Beane’s home and who allegedly was in possession of crack cocaine and cash that police confiscated. Finding Lloyd at Beane’s home “was a surprise to us,” Blais said.

Lloyd was charged with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and failing to give his correct name, address and date of birth.

Both Beane and Lloyd were arrested Tuesday.

Police also said they found packaging materials, scales and other drug paraphernalia.

Skowhegan police were assisted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Maine Department of Corrections probation division. Lloyd was scheduled to appear in court Wednesday afternoon. Beane is being held without bail at the Somerset County jail in East Madison.


Blais said the investigation will continue and additional charges could be forthcoming.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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Twitter: @Doug_Harlow

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