Police arrest four in Presque Isle drug bust

4 years ago

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Police arrested four people on June 14 after finding methamphetamine and other suspected illegal drugs in an apartment.

According to the Presque Isle Police Department Facebook page, police received a search warrant to enter an apartment at 8 Exchange St. at around 7:30 p.m. on Friday and seized “several grams of methamphetamine, suspected heroin and various pills” inside of the home.

Presque Isle PD said they requested a search warrant after officers “established probable cause to believe there was drugs being sold inside the apartment.”

Police arrested four people during the search and charged them with various crimes relating to unlawful furnishing and trafficking of schedule Z, W and Y drugs. They also seized more than $2,500 from the residence.

One of the individuals also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest, according to PIPD.

The property owner, who purchased the building in January, said Thursday that he had suspicions about the tenants in the unit. He said he was in the “last stages” of the eviction process and had filed for a writ of possession last month, which would order the tenants to vacate the premises within 48 hours once served by the sheriff.

The names and towns of residence of those arrested were not immediately available Thursday.