Thursday, June 20, 2013
SCARBOROUGH — Scarborough police, working in conjunction with Old Orchard Beach police, have arrested two women drug trafficking and possession charges.
Tania Margate, left, and Star-Asia Kelley
Tania Margate, 39, of Old Orchard Beach, and Star-Asia Kelley, 23, of Brooklyn, N.Y., were taken into police custody at a Scarborough gas station on Tuesday.
Prior to arresting the women, police searched a Scarborough motel room where Kelley had been staying.
Police said they found 12 grams of crack cocaine that were packaged for sale. The cocaine is estimated to have a street value of $2,000. Police officers also found five grams of heroin with a street value of $5,000 and more than $2,000 cash in the motel room.
Kelley was being held at the Cumberland County Jail on Wednesday night on a Class B felony charge of trafficking a schedule W drug. Her bail has been set at $10,000 cash.
Margate made bail Wednesday after being charged with unlawful possession of a schedule W drug (crack cocaine), operating after suspension and charging her with failure to appear in court based on an outstanding warrant.