Old Town man charged with selling marijuana

Posted April 28, 2010, at 11:14 p.m.

BREWER, Maine — A 23-year-old Old Town man was arrested last week on a charge of aggravated drug trafficking after state drug agents interrupted his plans to deliver marijuana to a Brewer customer.

The arrest happened at about 6:30 p.m. last Thursday, after investigators with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency learned that Joshua James Oakes was going to be making a delivery to a customer in Brewer, according to Garry Higgins, MDEA supervisory special agent for the Bangor area.

MDEA agents, along with Brewer police, put the delivery area under surveillance and caught up with the suspect, who was carrying a pound of pot, Higgins said. The trafficking charge was elevated to aggravated because the arrest took place within 1,000 feet of Washington Street School.

The marijuana, which Higgins said had an estimated street value of $2,000, was confiscated.

After his arrest, Oakes was taken to Penobscot County Jail in Bangor, Higgins said. He said that Oakes, who since has been released on bail, is scheduled to make a court appearance at the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor on July 17.

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