Castle Hill man indicted on drug, gun charges

By Jen Lynds, BDN Staff
Posted Sept. 17, 2013, at 2:53 p.m.

CASTLE HILL, Maine — A 35-year-old man has been indicted on multiple violations after police confiscated hashish, marijuana and several weapons, including an Uzi submachine gun with silencer, from his home in June.

District attorney Todd Collins said that Keith Jordan of Castle Hill was indicted Sept. 13 by the Aroostook County grand jury.

Jordan was arrested June 20 at his home at 2880 State Road and brought to the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton, where he made bail later that night.

He is charged with one count each of unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, marijuana cultivation, unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, criminal forfeiture and obstructing report of a crime, and two counts of prohibited possession of a firearm.

A girlfriend, Daveena Waugh, 31, also of Castle Hill, was living at the property and indicted on charges of unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, criminal forfeiture, marijuana cultivation and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs. She also made bail.

Several children were at the home at the time, and representatives of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Child Protective Services were contacted.

Aroostook County Sheriff Jim Madore said at the time that shortly before midnight on June 19, deputies went to the State Road home looking for a woman at the request of the Caribou Police Department.

The deputies were met at the door by Jordan, but as they spoke with him, they smelled a strong odor of marijuana, Madore said. The sheriff said that once the investigators told Jordan they were going to get a search warrant to enter and search the home, he grew angry and tried to flee back inside. A brief scuffle ensued, and he was handcuffed without further incident.

The residence was secured and agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency responded.

When the search warrant was executed, deputies and agents seized an Uzi 9 mm submachine gun, an AK-47 assault rifle, a shotgun, .22-caliber rifle and a 30-30 hunting rifle. A silencer and loaded magazine for the Uzi also were found. More than a pound of processed marijuana, 53 grams of hashish, 53 marijuana plants, digital scales and drug ledgers were seized.

Police said that Jordan has a lengthy Maine criminal record which includes convictions for assault and forgery in 1996, as well as drug possession and criminal threatening in 1997. Because of a prior felony conviction, Jordan is prohibited under state and federal law from possessing any firearms.

If convicted on the latest charges, Jordan faces up to 10 years in prison.

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