Police arrest PI man for drug trafficking
PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Presque Isle police said they arrested a man in possession of methamphetamine on drug trafficking charges Saturday, Jan. 11.
Authorities searched Ares Rattray, 22, of Presque Isle as part of his bail conditions and found him to be carrying 22 grams of methamphetamine and $875 in cash.
Presque Isle Sgt. Tyler Cote arrested Rattray for violation of the conditions of his release.
Police executed a search warrant at 44 Allen St. in Presque Isle, where Rattray was living with a 24/7 custodian, Kiley Pelletier. Police seized more methamphetamine, as well as an undisclosed amount of a substance police believe to be heroin, a .223 AR Rifle and $5,000.
Police charged Rattray with allegedly trafficking schedule W Drugs and violations of conditions of release. Authorities transported him to Aroostook County Jail in Houlton.
While it is illegal under federal law to possess any amount of methamphetamine, federal authorities can prosecute those who possess 5 grams or more of the substance for drug trafficking. There is a five-year minimum in prison for the crime.
Houlton Police arrested Rattray on a warrant on June 2 of last year. Rattray allegedly operated a motor vehicle with a suspended or revoked license and refused arrest.
It is unknown if that arrest is related to the probation conditions he allegedly violated on Saturday.