OLD ORCHARD BEACH, Maine — Old Orchard Beach police charged a local man with drug trafficking after they allegedly found 7 pounds of marijuana in his car and home.
Detective Cpl. Jeff Reagan told the Bangor Daily News on Tuesday that officers were responding to a report of a domestic dispute at 13 Ryefield Drive, the home of Stanley Dunham, in the early hours of Aug. 10, when they stopped Dunham, 54, who was attempting to drive away from the scene.
Reagan said the officers charged Dunham at the location for operating under the influence, then followed up to acquire a warrant to more thoroughly search his vehicle and home.
By Aug. 12, investigators allegedly discovered 7 pounds of marijuana — worth approximately $30,000 in street value, Reagan said — and $7,000 in cash. Dunham was arrested on a warrant charging unlawful drug trafficking.
Dunham was later released on $5,000 bail and is due to make his initial court appearance Oct. 29.
Reagan said that while Old Orchard Beach police confiscated 10 pounds and 12 pounds in other raids “in the past couple of years,” the Dunham case still represents a large amount of the drug.
“It’s definitely substantially more than the marijuana you come across day to day,” he said.