LEWISTON — The Lewiston Police Department has been conducting proactive enforcement in various parts of the city, in light of recent violent crime, as part of the city’s ongoing Hot Spot program.

Clockwise from top left, Gerald Burnsworth, Anthony Giguere, Kristina Nickerson and Mathew St. Hilaire Photos courtesy of Androscoggin County Jail

According to a statement from the department, over 48 hours, detectives, Selective Enforcement Team officers, agents of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and FBI’s Safe Street Initiative as well as Probation and Parole and the Auburn Police Department have conducted enforcement checks, including bail and warrant checks, and probation checks.

Four of the seven arrested in the sweep face drug-related charges, and police seized drugs, including crack cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine.

Included in the seizures were 2.5 grams of crack cocaine, 10 grams of heroin and six suboxone strips.

A package containing 146 grams of heroin, with an estimated street value of $22,000, and 2205.2 grams of meth, with an estimated street value $250,000, was also seized and an investigation into that material is ongoing, according to police.

Facing drug charges are:

• Gerald Burnsworth, 26, of Auburn, arrested on a probation hold. He was issued a summons for possession of heroin and crack.

• Anthony Giguere, 28, of Lewiston, charged with unlawful possession of heroin.

• Mathew St. Hilaire, 33, of Monmouth, charged with unlawful possession of crack cocaine.

• Kristina Nickerson, 28 of Lewiston, arrested on a warrant for unlawful possession of drugs.


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