Two men were arrested and charged with illegal drug possession and other crimes after one of the men circled a Cushing home while carrying an ax early Sunday morning.

The Knox County Sheriff’s department said deputies were called to a home on Cushing Road at 12:45 a.m. Sunday after receiving a complaint that an unknown man was looking into the windows of the home while carrying an ax.

Before the police arrived, the man got into a vehicle, which got stuck after backing out of the driveway.

Deputies and a Thomaston police officer found two men in the vehicle. The passenger reached down to a knife on the floor of the vehicle and a deputy drew his weapon and ordered the passenger out of the vehicle. The passenger, Richard Butler of Rockland, was charged with terrorizing with a dangerous weapon, unlawful possession of illegal drugs and furnishing illegal drugs.

The driver of the vehicle, Joshua Weaver of Thomaston, was also arrested and charged with illegal possession of hypodermic apparatus and possession of an illegal drug.

The two men are being held at the Knox County Jail, police said.

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