AUGUSTA — Two Augusta men and one from Bronx, New York, were arrested Wednesday after Augusta police searched a Gage Street residence and reportedly found illegal drugs and a gun.

Augusta police, assisted by the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine State Police, executed a search warrant at about  5:15 p.m. at 85 Gage St.

Officers found 19 grams of cocaine base, 57 grams of a fentanyl/heroin-based product, equipment associated with the drugs and a firearm, according to a statement released Thursday by the Augusta Police Department.

Jesse Curtis, 53, of Augusta was arrested on a charge of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, a felony. He was being held Thursday on $15,000 bail.

Thomas Knowlton, 60, of Augusta was arrested on charges of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, both felonies. He was being held on $75,000 bail.

David Maldonado, 26, of Bronx, New York, was arrested on charges of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, both felonies. He was being held on $75,000 bail.

The three suspects were taken to the Kennebec County Correctional Facility  in Augusta.


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