Rockland man faces new drug charges after police say he sold drugs to informant

Posted March 26, 2012, at 3:12 p.m.
Last modified March 26, 2012, at 5:36 p.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — A 24-year-old Rockland man remains in jail after his arrest Friday for selling drugs to a police informant.

Meryk Lowden was charged with two counts of aggravated trafficking in Adderall. Adderall is a prescription drug used to treat people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy.

According to an affidavit filed in 6th District Court in Rockland by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Lowden was arrested by drug agents after he sold Adderall to the confidential informant on two occasions last week. On Thursday, Lowden sold 14 capsules to the informant for $100 while agents were observing and listening to the transaction at an undisclosed location. The second deal occurred Friday in the parking lot of AutoZone on Main Street in Rockland where he sold seven capsules to the same person, who is not named in the affidavit, for $60.

After the second sale, police followed Lowden, who was stopped in the parking lot of the Knox County Courthouse.

The charges were aggravated because Lowden has a May 2010 conviction for trafficking in drugs.

At his initial court appearance on the new charges, bail was set at $5,000 cash, but Lowden also is being held on a probation hold.

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