Tremont man faces charges from drug bust

Posted Feb. 18, 2009, at 1:43 p.m.
Last modified Feb. 13, 2011, at 10:46 a.m.

TREMONT, Maine — A local man is facing drug trafficking charges after law enforcement officials raided his Burnt Hill Road home and seized a total of 13 pounds of marijuana, $4,000 in cash and several firearms, according to police.

In a prepared statement released Wednesday, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency officials indicated that police also seized a sport utility vehicle and a motorcycle from 53-year-old James Moore.

Police executed a search warrant at Moore’s home on Friday after investigating Moore for two months, the press release indicated. They found a loaded handgun near the drugs and Moore when they entered his home, police said. Moore did not resist police during the raid.

Officers also found 10 pounds of marijuana in Moore’s 2004 Mercury Mountaineer, as well as another handgun and a rifle, according to police. Police indicated that they believe Moore made the $4,000 cash they found from the sale of drugs and that a 2007 Buell motorcycle they found at Moore’s property was purchased with drug proceeds.

The value of the drugs seized is estimated to be more than $25,000, police indicated.

Moore is facing a charge of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, a Class B offense that could result in a 10-year prison term and a fine of $20,000.

Moore has been released on bail from Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth, according to police. He is scheduled to make his first appearance in court on May 22.

MDEA agents were assisted by officers with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department during the search and arrest.

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