Two people – including a nanny with three children in her charge – were arrested on drug charges Wednesday in Saco.

Police say Tremayne A. McWilliams, 25, of Roslindale, Massachusetts, and Laurie J. Brann, 30, of South Portland, face a number of charges after they were arrested Wednesday evening during a drug deal that was staked out by Saco police and agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Police also reported the seizure of 8 grams of heroin, 3 grams of crack cocaine, 0.6 grams of marijuana and $786 in cash.

Saco Deputy Police Chief Jeffrey Holland said police received information that an unknown man was en route to the Rodeway Inn on Ocean Park Road to sell drugs. Police waiting at the hotel saw a 2002 Nissan Pathfinder pull up next to the inn on Paul Street and a man get out.

As a Saco detective tried to make contact with the man, later identified as McWilliams, the man took off running back toward Paul Street, Holland said. The man was tackled by officers after running through several yards while discarding heroin and crack cocaine.

Brann, who was driving the Pathfinder, was stopped by police while other officers chased McWilliams.

Holland said Brann had three children – ages 2, 3 and 5 months old – with her in the car. She told police she is their nanny.

Holland said the children were unharmed and returned to their parents.

“They were very, very unhappy with the person they hired to care for their children,” he said.

Brann was charged with felony aggravated trafficking or furnishing of scheduled drugs, a Class A felony, and endangering the welfare of a child, a Class D misdemeanor.

McWilliams was charged with felony aggravated trafficking or furnishing scheduled drugs and felony aggravated forgery. He also faces misdemeanor charges of refusing to submit to arrest or detention and endangering the welfare of a child.

Holland said McWilliams’ aggravated forgery charge stems from his use of a false name on his fingerprint card in a failed attempt to deceive police about his identity.

McWilliams and Brann were taken to York County Jail in Alfred, where they remain in custody. McWilliams was unable to post $20,000 bail and Brann could not post $10,000 bail.

They are scheduled to appear in York County Superior Court at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 11.

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