5 arrested on drug charges in Lincoln County

Posted Oct. 02, 2010, at 7:31 p.m.

WISCASSET, Maine — Five people in Lincoln County have been charged with drug violations after heroin and marijuana seizures by drug agents and local law enforcement officers.

On Wednesday, Lincoln County deputies and Maine Warden Service personnel found marijuana growing behind a house on Alna Road in Alna, according to a press release from the Maine Department of Public Safety. After searching the house, agents seized $5,000 worth of pot, including about 2 pounds of drying marijuana buds. Alan Beaucage, 34, who lives at the residence, was charged with Class C possession of marijuana.

On Thursday, Maine Drug Enforcement agents teamed up with Lincoln County deputies, Waldoboro police and Maine Warden Service personnel for a search around a residence in Waldoboro. According to the press release, the agents found 15 pounds of marijuana buds and 30 marijuana plants. Eric Cronk, 25, who lives at the residence, was charged with marijuana possession and taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset. Alissa Sprague, 29, who lives with Cronk, also was arrested and charged with marijuana possession. The seized pot was worth some $30,000, the press release indicated.

Also on Thursday, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department and MDEA conducted a bail search of Brandon Nelson, 25, of Wiscasset after a tip that Nelson was involved with selling heroin. Nelson was free on bail from a July arrest for aggravated trafficking of heroin after he was found in possession of heroin and OxyContin. On Thursday, agents searched Nelson’s hotel room in Edgecomb, according to the press release, and found 9.1 grams of heroin, a loaded handgun, a rifle, and 11 Suboxone pills. The heroin, which was packaged for resale, consisted of more than 400 doses and was worth $8,000 or more.

Nelson and Alex Farnsworth, 25, of Wiscasset, who was staying in the hotel room with Nelson, were charged with Class A aggravated trafficking in heroin; the charges were elevated because of the loaded firearms. Nelson also was charged with violation of bail. Both were taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail.

A booking officer at Two Bridges Regional Jail said Saturday evening that Farnsworth, Nelson and Cronk were still being held at the jail.

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