Sabattus man accused of drug trafficking after pills, cash seized during search warrant

Posted May 16, 2014, at 2:29 p.m.

SABATTUS, Maine — A local man was arrested on Thursday as a result of a search warrant that turned up more than 300 prescription drugs, police.

Reece Johnson is facing multiple charges, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland, including four counts of unlawful trafficking in schedule W drugs, a Class B felony.

The search warrant took place at Johnson’s residence, and among the pills seized included oxycodone, hydrocodone, Xanax, Suboxone and Subutex, McCausland said. The drugs had a street value between $10,000 and $11,000.

In addition to the drugs, more than $19,000 in drug proceedings were seized, and McCausland said drug agents interviewed nearly a dozen other people who arrived at the residence looking to buy drugs from Johnson.

No others were charged in the case.

Johnson is also facing charges of unlawful trafficking of schedule Z drugs and violating conditions of release. He is being held on $100,000 bail at Androscoggin County Jail.

McCausland said additional arrests are expected as the investigation continues.