Police arrest suspect in Saco crack sales

Posted Feb. 09, 2011, at 6:46 a.m.
Last modified Feb. 09, 2011, at 10:23 a.m.

SACO, Maine  — Maine State Police say a Massachusetts man is in custody on charges of selling crack cocaine in Saco.

On Monday, agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested 33-year-old Gary Richardson at a Saco apartment.

Police say Richardson’s most recent address was Hyde Park, Mass. Police say he has been suspected of selling crack cocaine in Saco and Biddeford for the last six months.

After placing an order for drugs on Monday, agents followed a suspect to the house where Richardson was staying and witnessed a drug sale.

Richardson, also known as J.P., was then arrested with the help of Saco police. Agents seized 38 grams of crack from the home with a street value of $3,800.

Richardson was taken to the York County Jail. Bail was set at $5,000.

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