A Brunswick man was arrested Monday as he was getting off the Amtrak Downeaster from Boston after police discovered he was carrying $10,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine.

John Katula Photo courtesy of Maine Drug Enforcement Agency

John Kaula, 44, has been charged with drug trafficking, drug possession and violating conditions of release.

According to a statement from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Katula picked up a shipment of 108 grams of methamphetamine from the Boston area with the intent of selling it in Cumberland and Androscoggin counties.

Agents approached Katula as he got off the train in Brunswick around 4:30 p.m. and found the drugs, as well as other items associated with distribution, police say.

Katula was out on bail from a prior violation of a protection-from-abuse order.

He was taken to Cumberland County Jail in Portland, where bail was set at $10,000. He was expected to make his first court appearance Wednesday.

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