Man with numerous arrest warrants facing multiple drug charges

Posted Oct. 10, 2013, at 12:26 p.m.

WATERVILLE, Maine — A man with numerous warrants for his arrest was nabbed by police on Wednesday morning after a short pursuit.

Nathan Liberty, 36, is facing multiple drug charges after his capture, according to Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey.

Rumsey said Liberty’s arrest came after a two-month investigation into allegations that he was dealing crack cocaine and heroin from his Elm Street residence in Waterville.

Police had obtained information from a confidential informant who had purchased drugs from Liberty on three occasions over the last two months, Rumsey said.

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When police showed up at his residence Wednesday morning, Liberty fled on a bicycle down Elm Street, onto Winter Street and Pleasant Street, where an officer stopped and arrested him.

Liberty is facing three counts of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, a Class A felony, Rumsey said. One of the warrants was for a previous burglary and theft charge, while the others were for unpaid fines and fees.

Liberty is being held at the Kennebec County Jail on $50,000 bail. He is scheduled to appear in court on Dec. 3.


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