June 24, 2018
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Pair accused of bringing cocaine from Massachusetts to the midcoast


WASHINGTON, Maine — Two men accused of importing cocaine and other drugs from Massachusetts and bringing them to Knox County were arrested Friday, according to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Christopher Chaisson, 40, of Appleton and Michael McLellan, 26, of Rockland both were charged with importation of cocaine. Chaisson also was charged with possession of psilocybin mushrooms. McLellan was charged with trafficking in cocaine, according to a press release from MDEA.

The agency reportedly had been tracking the duo for a month after receiving complaints from the public about the two men.

On Thursday night, police stopped a car Chaisson was driving on Route 17 in Washington and allegedly found 56 grams of cocaine, several bags of marijuana, Suboxone and 2 grams of psilocybin mushrooms. McLellan was a passenger in the car.

The cocaine has a street value of $5,600, authorities said.

Chaisson and McLellan both were brought to Knox County Jail.

“MDEA’s investigation determined that the pair had traveled to Massachusetts earlier that day for the purpose of obtaining cocaine to import back into Maine and distribute in the midcoast area,” the press release stated.

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