BRUNSWICK — Brunswick police and state drug agents made three arrests Wednesday as part of a months-long investigation into the distribution of crack cocaine in the greater Brunswick area by a group of people from New York.

The investigation revealed that members of the group would travel from New York to Maine with large quantities of crack cocaine, which was then sold from several apartments in Brunswick.

Brunswick Police Department and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Mid-Coast District Task Force executed a search warrant around 6 p.m. at 27 Perryman Drive to search for illegal drugs. Brunswick Police Department’s special response team entered the apartment first to make sure it was safe before agents entered.

According to the MDEA press release, five people were in the apartment, including Desiree Swisher, 36, who rents the apartment.

Agents searched the apartment and seized approximately 80 grams of crack cocaine packaged in individual dose packages, $4,500 in suspected drug proceeds and additional evidence. The crack cocaine is worth an estimated $10,000.

Swisher was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of crack cocaine. Also arrested was 33-year-old Unique Douglin of Bronx, New York, charged with unlawful trafficking in crack cocaine.

A third person, Dale Havens, 39, of Brunswick was arrested for probation violation.

All three were taken to Cumberland County Jail where Douglin’s bail was set at $5,000 cash and Swisher’s bail was set at $500 cash. Havens wasn’t allowed bail because he had a probation hold.

Two other people in the apartment were released but may face charges after the case is reviewed by the state Attorney General’s Office.

Anyone with information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in this state should contact the nearest Maine Drug Enforcement Agency office, text the agency at TIP411 (847411), or call the tip-line at 800-452-6457.

 

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