Thursday, May 23, 2013
By John Richardson email@example.com
A traffic stop in Portland on Tuesday led to one of the state's largest seizures of cocaine in recent memory, the Maine Department of Public Safety announced Wednesday.
Police say they seized cocaine valued between $160,000 and $200,000, two handguns, $13,730 in cash, and 3/4 of a pound of marijuana.
Adam White, 26, of Falmouth, was charged with two counts of aggravated trafficking of cocaine after police seized eight pounds of cocaine in Portland and Falmouth.
Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Director Roy McKinney said the street value of the cocaine is between $160,000 and $200,000. Also seized from White was $13,730 in cash, two handguns and 3/4 of a pound of marijuana, McKinney said.
White was driving a Cadillac on Stevens Avenue in Portland Tuesday afternoon when police pulled him over for an undisclosed reason. Officers found cocaine and a handgun in the car, the department said.
Police obtained a search warrant for White's home on Rockaway Drive in Falmouth, where investigators found more cocaine, the money and the marijuana. They also found packaging materials, a money counter and scales, the department said.
White is being held on $75,000 bail at the Cumberland County Jail and was scheduled to make his first court appearance Wednesday afternoon in Portland.
The MDEA, state police and police from Portland and Falmouth all assisted in the searches and investigation.