Three arrested after Westbrook police seize methylone, heroin, other drugs

Posted Nov. 01, 2013, at 6:46 p.m.
Last modified Nov. 07, 2013, at 4:19 p.m.
Brittany Vezina
Westbrook Police Department
Brittany Vezina
Jerome Richards
Westbrook Police Department
Jerome Richards
William Wheelock
Westbrook Police Department
William Wheelock
Westbrook police, with the assistance of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, seized a variety of illegal drugs as well as a gun, ammunition and more than $3,000 cash Thursday morning at the Super 8 motel in Westbrook.
Westbrook Police Department
Westbrook police, with the assistance of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, seized a variety of illegal drugs as well as a gun, ammunition and more than $3,000 cash Thursday morning at the Super 8 motel in Westbrook.

WESTBROOK, Maine — Two men and a woman from southern Maine were arrested Thursday morning on drug and other charges as the result of an investigation by the Westbrook Police Department and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

The arrests took place about 9:30 a.m. at the Super 8 motel, Westbrook police Capt. Tom Roth said in a news release issued Friday afternoon.

Brittany Vezina, 23, of Naples was charged with aggravated drug trafficking, a Class A felony punishable up up to 30 years in prison. She also was charged with violation of bail conditions.

Jerome Richards, 28, of Warren was charged with Class C drug possession, which is punishable by up to five years in prison. William Wheelock, 23, of Windham was charged with failure to provide correct name, Roth said.

Police seized 54 grams of a substance believed to be MDMC, or methylone, half a gram of what police believe is heroin and 41 grams of marijuana, Roth said. He said methylone is common in other parts of the country but is relatively new in Maine.

Police also confiscated Suboxone, oxycodone, Adderall, clonazepam, lorazepam and buprenorphine pills as well as a .45 caliber handgun, ammunition, scales, packaging material and $3,909 cash, he said.

Further charges are anticipated as this case is investigated, Roth said.

CORRECTION:

An earlier version of this story requires correction. William Wheelock, 23, of Windham was not charged with drug possession. He was, however, charged with failure to provide his correct name, according to a news release from the Westbrook Police Department.

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