November 1, 2012

Scarborough police arrest two women on cocaine, heroin charges

The women are accused of both drug trafficking and drug possession.

By Dennis Hoey
Staff Writer

SCARBOROUGH — Scarborough police, working in conjunction with Old Orchard Beach police, have arrested two women drug trafficking and possession charges.

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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.

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