September 4, 2013

Falmouth police, seeking missing juvenile, make drug bust instead

Police say they discovered Alexander Buchanan, 20, with 4.5 pounds of marijuana, plus hallucinogenic mushrooms and other drugs.

By Scott Dolan
Staff Writer

FALMOUTH — A police officer sent to a Longwoods Road home early Wednesday to investigate a missing juvenile ended up arresting an adult who lived at that address on unrelated drug charges after discovering 4.5 pounds of marijuana, a quanity of hallucinogenic mushrooms and other drugs.

Alexander Lee Buchanan, 20, of Falmouth

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Confiscated drugs that were discovered in the possession of Alexander Buchanan of Falmouth.

Cumberland County Sheriff's Office

Alexander Buchanan, 20, of 128 Longwoods Road, was charged with two felony counts of unlawful trafficking of drugs, three misdemeanor counts of unlawful possession of drugs and violation of the conditions of release in another case that he could not be in possession of drugs or alcohol.

The marijuana has a street value of about $16,000, and the 5.8 ounces of mushrooms has a street value of $1,800, according to police.

Photos released by the Falmouth police showed safes filled with plastic bags containing drugs, multiple cellphones, a computer and a prescription drug container.

Police said Buchanan was also in possession of various narcotics, trafficking material and drug paraphernalia.

Falmouth police reported that the missing juvenile was also found at the same address, and was returned to her home.

Staff Writer Scott Dolan can be contacted at: 791-6304 or at

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