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Sabattus Man Charged with Drug Trafficking

| May 16, 2014

Drug Bust

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has charged a 24 year old Sabattus man with five counts of drug trafficking.

On Thursday, May 15, MDEA agents executed a search warrant at the West Ridge Road residence of Reece Johnson. As a result of that search, over 300 prescription pills were seized which were being sold from the residence. These controlled prescription pills included: Oxycodone, Hydrocodone, Xanax, Suboxone, and Subutex, with a combined street value of between $10,000 and $11,000. Also seized by agents was over $19,000 in cash as suspected drug proceeds. While on scene executing the warrant, agents interviewed nearly a dozen persons who arrived at the home looking to purchase drugs from Johnson.


Johnson is charged with four counts of the Class B crime of Unlawful Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs, one count of the Class D crime of Unlawful Trafficking of Schedule Z  Drugs, and  one count of the Class E crime of Violation of Conditions of Release.


Johnson was taken to the Androscoggin County Jail where bail was set at $100,000 cash. Unable to make bail, Johnson is expected to make his initial court appearance on May 19.


The Sabattus Police Department and State Police assisted with this investigation. MDEA continues to investigate the case with additional arrests expected.

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