After watching alleged drug sales through station window, Brunswick police walk to man’s home to arrest him

Posted March 13, 2014, at 4:47 p.m.
Scott Compeau
Brunswick Police Department
Scott Compeau

BRUNSWICK, Maine — A 46-year-old man was charged last week with heroin trafficking after detectives allegedly watched drug activity in his nearby apartment through the police station window.

Scott Compeau of Brunswick was charged with Class A aggravated felony drug trafficking after the Brunswick Police Department’s Special Response Team executed a search warrant at his Pleasant Street apartment, Detective Rich Cutliffe said Thursday.

Detectives watched alleged “steady foot and car traffic” in and out of the apartment building, which is approximately 250 feet from the police station, Cutliffe said. They also received complaints about the number of brief visits to Compeau’s apartment.

The Special Response Team walked from the police station to the apartment at approximately 5 p.m. on March 5 and executed the warrant after detectives received information that there may have been a gun in the apartment.

Compeau was arrested in the parking lot allegedly carrying about 4 grams of heroin.

The trafficking charge was elevated to aggravated trafficking because the apartment building is within 1,000 feet of a posted Drug Free Zone at a nearby boat launch.

Compeau was released from the police station on $10,000 unsecured bail and is scheduled to appear in Cumberland County Superior Court on April 22.

 

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