Police nab four at Portland bus stations on drug charges

Posted Sept. 03, 2013, at 3:09 p.m.
Last modified Sept. 03, 2013, at 6:05 p.m.

PORTLAND, Maine — Four people were arrested at Portland’s two bus stations over the last week, among 14 arrests that occurred at the terminals and along the Maine Turnpike.

The four arrested at the bus stations were suspected of bringing drugs into Maine and were nabbed shortly after arriving by Concord Coach and Greyhound, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.

State police collaborated with federal drug agents and Amtrak police on the arrests, McCausland said. The suspects appear to have no connection to each other.

The drugs seized included cocaine, crack, Ecstasy, oxycodone and marijuana, along with $2,800 in cash, the state police spokesman said.

Those arrested were: Hasan Daily, 21, of Cambridge, Mass.; Jermaine Mitchell, 40, of New Haven, Conn.; Isaiah Sapp, 28, of the Bronx, and Cyrus Martin, 43, of Lewiston.

Daily, who allegedly had a loaded .22-caliber handgun, is accused of possession of crack cocaine. Mitchell is facing charges of trafficking in crack and Ecstasy. Sapp is accused of trafficking in cocaine while Martin, who reportedly 900 Suboxone strips, is charged with trafficking in Suboxone.

The arrests are part of an effort to curb out-of-state drugs from being brought into and sold in Maine, according to McCausland. The arrests took place during a 48-hour period on Wednesday and Thursday.

All four suspects are being held at the Cumberland County Jail.

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