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Law Enforcement Talk Drugs Update…Problem with Prescription Drug Abuse Growing

| July 18, 2014

Local law enforcement say prescription drug abuse continues to climb in the county, which means that crime rates could also go up. In a two part report, Shawn Cunningham talks to those working in the trenches fighting the war on drugs. She finds out what THEY SAY needs to happen to win some important battles. […]

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Sheriff’s Office Charges Caribou Man with Drug Trafficking

| July 1, 2014

Sheriff’s Deputies have arrested Ward Ballard, 49, of Caribou, charging him with two counts of felony trafficking in scheduled drugs. The charges are a result of an investigation by Aroostook County Sheriff’s Deputies that began with a traffic stop, on Route 1 in Mars Hill, on the evening of June 18th. At that time, Ballard […]

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Man Sentenced for Importing Bath Salts

| March 18, 2014

BANGOR, Maine (AP) – A Maine man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiracy to import bath salts, launder money and being a felon in possession of firearms. Court records say 29-year-old Ryan Orton of Hudson, who was sentenced Monday, illegally obtained the drugs from China over the Internet and had them […]

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Bath Salts to Blame For Scary Incident at Bridgewater Gas Station

| February 13, 2014

“The most terrifying thing that’s ever happened.” That’s how one employee at the Bridgewater Gulf gas station refers to what occurred there on Wednesday night. A man State Police say was on bath salts came in to the convenience store and claimed that everyone was going to blow up. Cashier Kylie Bouchey said, “he insisted […]

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Woodland Bath Salt Seizures

| February 7, 2014

  On Thursday February 6,  MDEA Agents from the Aroostook County Task Force, assisted by the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department, executed a search warrant on the home of Lance and Kathryn Ellison in Woodland. This warrant was the result of a several month investigation into the distribution of synthetic hallucinogens, so-called “bath salts”, in Central […]

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