SACO — Two police traffic stops resulted in two arrests and the seizure of $4,000 worth of drugs.

On Friday, June 6, and later in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 7, the Saco Police Department arrested two individuals on drug charges during separate traffic stops, according to Deputy Chief Jeffrey Holland.

The first arrest occurred late Friday night after a traffic stop around 11:30 p.m. on Elm Street. Tony Moore, 34, of Jamaica, N.Y., was a passenger in a taxi cab. Police officers interviewed Moore, smelled marijuana on him, and Moore admitted to smoking marijuana earlier that day, according to Holland. A search uncovered 17 grams of crack cocaine and two grams of marijuana concealed in Moore’s shoes and his body. Moore was arrested for trafficking in scheduled drugs, transported to the station for processing and later taken to the York County Jail as he was unable to post the $10,000 bail, according to Holland. He is scheduled to appear in York County Superior Court on July 7 at 8:30 a.m.

The second arrest took place around just before 1 a.m. on Saturday, after police stopped a car on Main Street with an inadequate license plate light, according to Holland.

The driver of the vehicle, Vanessa Butler, was on conditions of release from a previous drug charge, which included submitting to searches of her person or vehicle, and the prohibition of use and possession of drugs, according to Holland.

During the search of the car and the purse of passenger Denisha Robbins, police found materials used to package drugs for sale, 11 grams of heroin, six grams of crack cocaine and $1,100 in cash, according to Holland.

Robbins, 30, from Bradbury Street in Biddeford and the state of New York, was arrested and charged with trafficking in scheduled drugs, according to Holland. Robbins had prior drug convictions in the State of Florida. She was unable to post the $10,000 bail and was transported to the York County Jail, according to Holland. She is scheduled to appear in York County Superior Court on July 7 at 8:30 a.m.

Holland estimated that the heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana had a street value of approximately $4,000.

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