Drug bust snags 5 men in Brunswick

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BRUNSWICK — Acting on a tip from an informant, the Police Department and Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested three Bronx, N.Y., men who were allegedly selling crack cocaine and Oxycodone in Brunswick.

They also issued summonses to two Brunswick residents charged with possession of cocaine.

The bust occurred Friday, Sept. 8, when police raided a mobile home on Tufton Road. They found six people inside, including the homeowner, who was hiding under a pile of clothes. Authorities seized an estimated $5,000 worth of crack cocaine, Oxycodone and Subozone pills, along with nearly $6,000 in cash, a 12-gauge shotgun, a rifle and ammunition.

Kristian Adams, 26, was charged with trafficking crack cocaine and Oxycodone class B, which carries a maximum fine of $20,000 and a prison sentence of 10 years. His bail was set at $10,000, and he was released on Sept. 12.

Errol Holden, 31, was charged with aggravated trafficking crack cocaine class A, which carries a maximum fine of $50,000 and a prison sentence of 30 years, and possession of Oxycodone class C, maximum fine $5,000 and prison sentence of five years. His bail was set at $10,000, and he was released on Sept. 13.

Lavar Coard, 28, was charged with aggravated trafficking crack cocaine and Oxycodone class A, which carries a maximum fine of $50,000 and a prison sentence of 30 years. His bail was set at $5,000 and as of Wednesday was still at Cumberland County jail.

Holden and Coard are set to appear in Cumberland County Superior Court on Dec. 1. Both have entered pleas of not guilty, according to the court. As of Wednesday morning, Adams had not arraigned.

Brunswick residents Raymond Bourgion, 44, and Megan Lausier, 24, were both charged with possession of cocaine, class D, which carries a maximum fine of $2,000 and a prison sentence of less than a year.

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