Lincoln police nab $7,000 worth of drugs in raid

Posted March 26, 2013, at 7:55 p.m.

LINCOLN, Maine — A monthlong investigation into Lincoln-area drug dealing culminated with police seizing about $7,000 worth of drugs and $2,200 cash from a MacIntosh Lane man during a raid Sunday.

Homeowner Ryan Schiller, 29, of Lincoln was arrested and charged Sunday night with Class B unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, Lincoln police Sgt. Glenn Graef said.

The case’s lead investigator, Officer John Walsh, used tips from concerned residents to secure and serve a search warrant at 8 MacIntosh Lane at about 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, Graef said.

With help from Officer Brandi Alton, reserve Officer Burton Weed and state police Trooper Ben Campbell, a search revealed 1.5 grams of cocaine, 160 OxyContin pills and lesser amounts of hydrocodone and morphine, Graef said.

Police are happy with the results of the search warrant, Graef said. Walsh and Alton “did a good job investigating this and following through,” he said.

Police found two small children in the home and referred the matter to the Maine Department of Child and Family Services. A caseworker from that agency placed the children into the temporary custody of one of their relatives pending the outcome of the agency’s investigation, Graef said.

Schiller, whom Graef said does not appear to be employed, posted $1,000 cash bail and is due to appear at the Penobscot Judicial Center on May 16. The investigation is continuing, Graef said.

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