Friday, March 7, 2014
By MATT HONGOLTZ-HETLING Morning Sentinel
FAIRFIELD – Three young men who were honor roll students and athletes face multiple drug charges after police said they confiscated crack, marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms from the men's home.
Fairfield Police Chief Tom Gould said the search was part of a four-month-long investigation into suspected drug activity at the home of Kristian Addison, 19, Dustin Cadogan, 23, and Bryant Wade, 19.
Fairfield and Oakland police searched the house at 1 Connor Ave. at 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, Gould said. Police said they seized 3 grams of crack cocaine, 14.5 grams of psychedelic mushrooms, and about 2 ounces of processed marijuana, he said.
Addison was charged with possession of cocaine, mushrooms, drug paraphernalia and marijuana.
Cadogan was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana, and trafficking in marijuana.
Wade received a summons on charges of furnishing marijuana, and sale and use of drug paraphernalia.
The charges were elevated, Gould said, because the home is located within 1,000 feet of Lawrence High School.
None of the men has faced significant charges in the past, although Addison was fined $100 in Waterville District Court for possession of tobacco products at age 17, and Cadogan was fined $200 in 2010 for consuming liquor at age 20.
In 2005, Addison and Wade won a basketball championship, playing in Fairfield's Police Athletic League as fifth-graders, and both were winning pitchers during youth baseball competitions.
Addison played basketball throughout middle school, and made the honor roll at Lawrence High School in 2010.
In 2007, at age 12, Wade was the top hip hop dancer at the Dance America/Dance Olympus Competition, where he represented a local dance studio.
Wade often made the honor roll at the high school and at the Mid-Maine Technical Center, where he earned four electrical technology certifications. He became a key football player while representing Lawrence in the Pine Tree Conference's Class A division. Wade went on to play football for Husson University's Eagles in 2012.
Cadogan frequently made the high school honor roll or high honor roll. He received honors at Mid Maine Technical Center in 2007 and 2008, the year he graduated from both the center and high school. Cadogan also was a track and field athlete, where he competed in the shotput and discus events.
Addison and Cadogan were arrested and booked at the Fairfield police department before being released on an unsecured $1,000 bond. Wade, who faces lesser charges, was not taken into custody.
All three are scheduled to appear in Skowhegan District Court on Sept. 11.
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