Portland pair charged in drug bust on Interstate 295

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PORTLAND — Two city residents face a variety of charges following a traffic stop on Interstate 295 in Gardiner on May 5.

Andre Hicks, 27, and Michelle Bourget, 23, were arrested by Maine State Police after Bourget was stopped for speeding, state Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said in a press release.

Hicks was being searched outside the vehicle when he allegedly “rammed” the trooper into the highway with his shoulders. Passing motorists helped subdue him, McCausland said.

Troopers found $10,000 in cash, oxycodone pills, heroin and marijuana in the car, McCausland said.

Hicks was charged with assaulting a police officer, possession of heroin, criminal mischief, obstructing government administration and disorderly conduct. Bourget was charged with possessing Suboxone.

Both were taken to Kennebec County Jail, and then released, according to jail officials.