November 27, 2012

Feds say Canadian caught with meth at Maine border

The Associated Press

CALAIS — A Canadian man is facing federal drug smuggling charges after he tried to enter the United States at Calais with 2,002 tablets of methamphetamine hidden in his vehicle.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says 49-year-old Charles Joseph Maillet was apprehended on Thanksgiving Day.

CBP says Maillet presented a trusted traveler card, which had been revoked, when he arrived at the Calais International Avenue port of entry on Thursday

A preliminary search of his vehicle found two meth tablets under the front seat. A complete search of the car found 2.36 pounds of pills in four packages.

The case was referred to the Maine office of the United States attorney for prosecution.

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