June 22, 2018
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Lincoln police find 34 baggies of heroin during welfare check

By Nick Sambides Jr., BDN Staff

LINCOLN, Maine — An anonymous call for a police welfare check ended when police found 34 small baggies of heroin in a Main Street apartment on Saturday night, police said Tuesday.

Ashley Wright, 20, and Lance Springer, 26, both of Lincoln, were arrested and charged Saturday with possession of heroin. They posted $60 bail and are due to appear at the Penobscot Judicial Center on June 13, Lincoln police Sgt. Glenn Graef said.

Officer Brandi Alton, Graef said, was on patrol at about 7:40 p.m. when a Penobscot Regional Communications Center dispatcher sent her on a welfare check at 80 Main St., Apt. 7. Welfare checks are assignments in which officers typically are sent to people’s homes to ensure that residents are not in peril.

When she arrived, Wright answered the door and Alton and state police Trooper Thomas Fisk said they saw what appeared to be several small baggies of drugs in plain view, Graef said.

Graef did not know the street value or approximate weight of the drugs found, but said that 45 baggies would have been enough to warrant a drug trafficking charge.

Springer had just gotten off probation on a drug charge last month, Graef said.

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