AUGUSTA — Police arrested two men Saturday night on drug trafficking charges after receiving information that the men were transporting narcotics to Augusta on a long distance bus.

The men — 28-year-old Allan T. Nunnally of Fairfield and 44-year-old Christopher Wilson of Troy, New York — were each charged with two counts of trafficking scheduled drugs and brought to Kennebec County jail after police stopped them at the Concord Coach Lines bus station on Industrial Drive at 7:30 p.m., said Jared Mills, deputy chief of the Augusta Police Department, in a news release Monday.

During the Saturday stop, Detective Matthew Estes of the Augusta Police Department and Trooper Eric Verhille, a dog handler from the Maine State Police, seized more than 10 grams of heroin and more than 6 grams of crack cocaine, Mills said.

Nunnally was charged on two counts of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs, and his bail was set at $1,000 with a Maine Pretrial Services Contract during his initial appearance at the Capital Judicial Center via a video feed Monday.

Because of a drug trafficking conviction in New York six years ago, Wilson was charged with two counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, a more serious offense, according to a complaint filed in court. His bail was set at $50,000, which is reviewable by a judge.

The officers arrested the men after receiving information from a detective in the Lewiston Police Department, who had received a tip from a member of the public, Estes wrote in an affidavit Sunday. The informant told Lewiston police that “a male by the name of Allan” got on a bus in Albany, New York, with the intention of bringing drugs to Augusta, and also that he was accompanied by another man, Estes wrote.

“Based upon this information, Detective Estes and a (Maine State Police dog unit) responded to the Concord Bus Line on Industrial Drive and watched while the two males, matching the description, exited the bus,” Mills wrote in the Monday news release. “After introducing themselves, Detective Estes and Trooper Verhille proceeded with their investigation that resulted in the seizure.”


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