Two arrested after police allegedly discover drugs during routine traffic stops in Saco

Posted June 08, 2014, at 1:22 p.m.
Last modified June 08, 2014, at 2:32 p.m.

SACO, Maine — Two traffic stops in Saco led police to tens of thousands of dollars in drugs.

On Friday, Saco police said they stopped a taxi cab near Elm Street. Officers said the passenger, Tony Moore of New York, smelled like marijuana.

Moore allegedly admitted to smoking earlier in the day. However, when officers searched the car, they allegedly found 17 grams of crack cocaine and 2 grams of marijuana concealed in his shoes and in his body.

Moore was arrested and charged with trafficking in scheduled drugs. He was taken to York County Jail.

About an hour after Moore’s arrest, police said they stopped a car on Main Street, also in Saco, for having an inadequate plate light.

During the search of the vehicle and a purse belonging to a passenger, Denisha Robbins, 30, of Biddeford, police allegedly found materials used to package drugs for sale, 11 grams of heroin, 6 grams of crack cocaine and $1,100 in cash.

Robbins was arrested and charged with trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Police said Robbins had prior drug convictions in Florida.

She was unable to post the $10,000 cash bail and was taken to York County Jail.

Deputy Chief Jeffrey Holland said he estimated the heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana had a street value of about $30,000.

 

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