Veazie couple charged with felony pot trafficking

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff
Posted April 11, 2012, at 5:45 p.m.

VEAZIE, Maine — A local couple was charged with felony drug trafficking after Veazie police executed a search warrant last week at their home in Greystone Trailer Park.

Seized during the April 4 search were nearly a pound of marijuana — separated into 25 plastic bags apparently ready for sale — and drug paraphernalia, Veazie police Sgt. Keith Emery said Wednesday.

Police also found a stolen Maine Department of Transportation stop sign in the couple’s bedroom, Emery said.

Nicholas Guiod, 28, is charged with Class C unlawful trafficking in marijuana, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000, sale and use of drug paraphernalia, and receiving stolen property, Emery said.

Although Emery said the police report indicated that Guiod “took full responsibility” for the contraband, his 24-year-old girlfriend, Jacki Lemerich, was charged with the same three offenses.

Lemerich, however, was not arrested because she has a child, Emery said.

Emery said Wednesday that Veazie police obtained a search warrant for the couple’s mobile home as the result of an investigation into alleged drug activity.

Guiod’s criminal history includes fines in 2007 and 2009 for operating a motor vehicle while his license was suspended or revoked and a fine in 2005 for marijuana and drug paraphernalia possession, according to the Bangor Daily News archives.

Guiod and Lemerich both are scheduled to appear at the Penobscot Judicial Center on May 23, Emery said.

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