Tip leads to two arrests on cocaine charges in Ellsworth

Posted Nov. 27, 2013, at 4:07 p.m.

ELLSWORTH, Maine — Two Tremont residents were arrested for drug related charges while they were driving through town on their way back from Massachusetts Tuesday night, according to Ellsworth Police Chief John DeLeo.

Jason Simmons, 37, was charged with unlawful trafficking of cocaine and illegal importation of a drug. He had about 15 grams of cocaine with him when he was stopped by police, DeLeo said.

The driver of the vehicle, Melissa Gott, 31, was arrested for unlawful possession of the drug Suboxone.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency notified the Ellsworth police that a vehicle with drugs in it may be driving through Ellsworth on Tuesday night, DeLeo said. Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Frost stopped the vehicle and began questing Simmons before he noticed the bag of cocaine on the floor of the vehicle. The police chief said Simmons admitted the drug was cocaine and that he had paid $400 for it.

Both Gott and Simmons have since been released on bail.

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