N.Y. man arrested on crack cocaine charges in Scarborough

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SCARBOROUGH — The regional SWAT team was called in Wednesday to assist in the arrest of a New York man on drug charges.

Rahman K. Williams, 29, of Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested at 129 Sawyer Road on charges of trafficking scheduled drugs and possession of crack cocaine. Police said additional charges are possible as the investigation continues.

Police said the Southern Maine Regional SWAT Team was called in to secure the home around 7:30 p.m., so officers from state and federal drug enforcement agencies could search the residence.

Assisted by dogs from both the Portland and Scarborough police departments, the agents reportedly found heroin, crack cocaine, drug paraphernalia, ammunition and a bullet-proof vest.

The SWAT Team is a regional team comprised of officers from the Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth and South Portland police departments.

Police said information leading to the arrest was developed by a group of alert neighbors.

Mario Moretto can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 106 or mmoretto@theforecaster.net. Follow Mario on Twitter: @riocarmine.

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