Waterville man wanted for failure to appear arrested with multiple drugs, stolen property, police say

Posted Aug. 23, 2012, at 10:55 a.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A Waterville man with drug warrants who is also a suspect in a theft earlier this month was arrested Wednesday evening, according to police.

Zachary Morin, 32, of Waterville had failed to appear in court on a previous charge of possessing a scheduled drug, according to Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.

“Our patrol division was aware that Morin was wanted,” Rumsey said, and police were actively looking for him.

Officer Brian Gardiner located Morin on Gilman Street on Wednesday night.

When Morin was placed under arrest, he had numerous drugs on him as well as an iPod, two flash drives, a scale and a marijuana pipe, according to Rumsey.

“The iPod was the same description as one stolen from Happy Trails on Aug. 17,” Rumsey said. “Ames had been listed as a suspect in that case.”

The drugs police found on Morin included half an Oxycodone pill, 12 Cyclobezaprine pills and single Clonazepam and Alprazloam pills, Rumsey said.

Morin was charged with possession of a scheduled W drug, a Class D misdemeanor, possession of a scheduled Z drug, a Class E misdemeanor, and a Class C felony charge of possession of stolen property due to his prior theft convictions.

He was booked into the Kennebec County Jail, where he remained Thursday morning. His bail is set at $2,000 cash.

He is due in court Sept. 10.