Two Augusta men have been arrested after an investigation involving six law enforcement agencies that began with the report of a theft of a safe containing $40,000 from a Wiscasset home on June 25.

In a news release issued Thursday, Lt. Michael Murphy, of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, said his agency, with the help of Augusta police and the Maine State Police, executed a search warrant Wednesday at a Washington Street apartment in Augusta. They found stolen property, heroin and drug paraphernalia, which were seized. In addition, a vehicle reported stolen June 25 from Topsham was recovered near the apartment.

Jake Pilsbury, 25, whom Portland police arrested July 2 on a warrant and drug charges and who is being held in the Cumberland County Jail in lieu of $2,500 bail, is charged with theft and burglary.

Derrick Smith, 28, was arrested on charges of receiving stolen property and aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs. He is being held at the Kennebec County jail in lieu of $5,000 bail on the aggravated trafficking charge and $2,500 bail on a warrant from Lincoln County.

The original report of the stolen safe was investigated by the Wiscasset Police Department. The Topsham Police Department and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency also assisted with the investigation.

Anyone who has information about this investigation is asked to contact Detective Scott Hayden in the Criminal Investigation Division of the Lincoln County’s Sheriff’s Office at 882-7332.

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