Six Arrested in Drug Bust
A drug bust that involved two homes resulted in the arrest of six people. The arrests were the result of a months-long investigation by Maine Drug Enforcement Agents.
Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said in a press release that the arrests were made Friday afternoon in connection with the sale of heroin and crack cocaine from two Augusta homes. The drugs were purchased by undercover drug agents and the investigation has been ongoing for several months.
Late Friday afternoon, agents searched the homes on Mayflower Road and Second Avenue. Seized in the searches were approximately 14 grams of crack cocaine and 1.5 grams of heroin, along with other evidence of drug trafficking.
Charged so far, in this case:
- Rahiem Brent- 31, from New York, NY; charged with Class “A” Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W drugs. This charge was aggravated due to a prior drug felony conviction. Bail was set at $50,000 cash
- Kathy Tupper- 50, of Augusta; charged with Class “A” Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W drugs. This charge was aggravated due to a prior drug felony. Bail was set at $10,000 cash
- Eric Anderson- 44, of Augusta; charged with Class B Trafficking in Schedule W drugs. (no bail set)
- Nancy Rodriques- 18, of Augusta.; Class B Trafficking in Schedule W drugs. Bail set at $5000.
- Dominique Kirk- 27, of Augusta.; Charged with Violations of Conditions of Release (no bail)
- Josh Carey- 41, of Augusta. Violation of Probation (no bail)
Police say the investigation is on-going and more arrests are likely.