Drug raid yields arrest in Old Town

Posted Nov. 18, 2009, at 8:29 p.m.
On Monday night, MDEA Agents and Old Town Police executed a search warrant at the home of Christopher Daley on Main Street in Old Town. The search yielded approximately sixty (60) MDMA (Ecstasy) tablets valued at $900, a pound and a half of marijuana, a small amount LSD and Psilocybin mushrooms, as well as a mushroom propagation operation and $3,100 in cash - which is alleged to be proceeds from drug sales. (Photo courtesy of MDEA)
On Monday night, MDEA Agents and Old Town Police executed a search warrant at the home of Christopher Daley on Main Street in Old Town. The search yielded approximately sixty (60) MDMA (Ecstasy) tablets valued at $900, a pound and a half of marijuana, a small amount LSD and Psilocybin mushrooms, as well as a mushroom propagation operation and $3,100 in cash - which is alleged to be proceeds from drug sales. (Photo courtesy of MDEA)

OLD TOWN, Maine — An Old Town man faces a felony drug charge after state drug agents and local police conducted a raid Monday night at his Main Street home.

Christopher Daley, 22, has been charged with trafficking in MDMA, more commonly known as Ecstasy, a Class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Division Commander Darrell Crandall said Wednesday.

After his arrest, Daley was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor. He was released from jail Wednesday morning after posting $12,500 cash bail, a jail official confirmed.

According to Crandall, Daley was arrested after MDEA agents and members of the Old Town Police Department executed a search warrant at his home.

The search yielded approximately 60 Ecstasy tablets valued at $900, 1½ pounds of marijuana, a small amount LSD and psilocybin mushrooms, and a mushroom growing operation. Authorities also seized $3,100 in cash alleged to be proceeds from drug sales. Daley has been charged so far only with trafficking in Ecstasy. Addi-tional charges are under consideration by the Maine Attorney General’s Office, Crandall said.

Crandall said Daley’s arrest was the culmination of an investigation led by MDEA that began about two months ago, when agents started buying MDMA tablets from Daley on the Eastern Maine Community College campus in Bangor, where he is a student.

Agents also bought MDMA from Daley at his residence in Old Town, Crandall said.

Members of the Old Town police, Bangor police and University of Maine public safety department assisted MDEA officials.

Anyone with information on drug crimes may call MDEA toll free at 800-452-6457 or leave information at MDEA’s Web site, www.maine.gov/dps/mdea/drugtip.html.

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