May 9, 2013

Saco police arrest four men after finding crack cocaine, stolen guns

By Gillian Graham ggraham@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

SACO – Saco police and Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agents this week arrested four men on various drug and burglary-related charges after police found 32 grams of crack cocaine in a Lincoln Street building.

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Allegedly stolen guns seized by Saco police on Monday.

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Among those charged in connection with drug and burglary cases in Saco are, from left, Noor Ahmed Mohamed, Arthur McCurry and Raymond Boutin. Arrested in the same sweep but not pictured was Jeffrey Noonan.

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Noor Ahmed Mohamed, 22, was charged with aggravated trafficking, a Class A felony, on Tuesday, the day after agents recovered the crack from the Saco apartment.

On Wednesday, MDEA agents arrested Jeffrey Noonan, 48, also on a charge of aggravated trafficking. Noonan lives in the apartment where the drugs were recovered, according to police.

When Mohamed was arrested, he had in his possession three stolen firearms that had been traded for crack, according to police. The firearms were stolen during burglaries in the Ocean Park Road area, said Jeff Holland, deputy police chief in Saco.

As part of the investigation of the May 7 burglaries and a series of daylight break-ins in the Tasker Street area in late April, police identified Arthur McCurry as a suspect. McCurry, 28, of Biddeford was arrested Wednesday on Main Street on multiple burglary warrants, according to police. McCurry is a suspect in the May 7 burglaries, Holland said.

During the effort to arrest McCurry, police also arrested Raymond N. Boutin, 30, on four warrants from the Biddeford Police Department. The warrants allege failing to pay unpaid fines, operating a motor vehicle without a license, failing to make an accident report and failing to notify of a motor vehicle accident. Saco police charged Boutin with theft by receiving stolen property and violating conditions of release because he allegedly was in possession of items stolen in the May 7 burglaries.

Mohamed is being held at York County Jail in Alfred on $10,000 cash bail. McCurry is being held on $6,000 cash bail. Boutin is being held without bail. Noonan was released on bail.

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