Drug bust in Belfast nets marijuana, pills, cocaine

By Walter Griffin,
Posted Dec. 31, 2009, at 7:26 p.m.

BELFAST, Maine — A local woman released on bail after a drug arrest Wednesday was back in jail a few hours later on more drug charges.

Danielle White, 37, was charged with violation of conditions of release, possession of a usable amount of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She is being held without bail at Waldo County Jail.

White was one of three people arrested on drug charges earlier that day after a police search at the Arthur Stevens residence in Swanville.

The arrests were part of a multiagency drug investigation in which a search of the residence uncovered more than 3 pounds of marijuana, 500 prescription pills, cocaine, scales and more than $26,000 in cash.

Officers from the Waldo County Sheriff’s Department, Searsport Police Department, Maine State Police and Maine Drug Enforcement Agency took part in the 9:30 a.m. search of Stevens’ residence.

Stevens, 53, was charged with four counts of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs and later was released from the Waldo County Jail on $10,000 bail.

Also arrested at the home were White and Alden Brown, 56, of Jackson. Brown was charged with unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs and two counts of unlawful possession of scheduled drugs. He was released on $1,000 bail.

White was charged with two counts of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs. She was released on $1,000 bail.

When Patrolman Brian Lunt stopped at White’s residence for a routine bail check at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday he determined she had been smoking marijuana, according to police reports.

She subsequently was arrested and taken back to jail.

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