Police, drug agents arrest three in Augusta cocaine bust

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff
Posted July 02, 2013, at 9:18 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Two New York men and an Augusta man are facing charges after police executed a search warrant in Augusta on Monday.

Robert Lonnie Dixon, 34, and Kenneth Floyd, 21, both from the Bronx, are facing a charge of aggravated trafficking in crack cocaine, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency commander Darrell Crandall said.

In addition to the New York men, an Augusta man, Matthew Jepsen, 29, is accused of trafficking in crack cocaine.

After a month-long investigation, MDEA agents, Augusta police and state police issued the search warrant at a Glenridge Drive apartment Monday, Crandall said.

17 grams of crack cocaine valued at $1,700 and $8,192 in cash were located, Crandall said. The cash is alleged to be proceeds from the sale of the cocaine.

All three suspects are at the Kennebec County Jail, with bail set at $50,000 for Floyd and Dixon and $25,000 for Jepsen.

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