February 19, 2019
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New York man arrested on drug, theft, gun charges

Augusta Police Department | BDN
Augusta Police Department | BDN
William K. Seabron

AUGUSTA, Maine — A New York man is facing multiple drug, gun and theft charges as the result of an investigation by Augusta police and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Deputy Chief Jared Mills of the Augusta Police Department said Monday.

William K. Seabron, 24, of Brooklyn, who has been staying in Augusta, was arrested over the weekend in southern Maine, Mills said. Seabron was formally charged Monday with six counts of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs — three of which involved heroin and the other three involving crack cocaine — as well as two counts of theft by receiving stolen property, namely firearms, and two counts of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.

The charges lodged by Detective Matthew Estes of the Augusta Police Department and Detective Brian Wastella, a resident agent with the MDEA, stem from an investigation into reports of drug dealing in multiple locations in Augusta.

Seabron’s bail was set at $50,000 cash, Mills said.

“This investigation is another illustration of how the Augusta Police Department, in collaboration with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, is working with the public and our partners to remove drug dealers from our city,” Mills said.

“We ask that you continue to call the Augusta Police Department with any information of illegal drug activity, and we thank everyone for their commitment in taking a stand against illegal drugs in our community,” he said.

Monday’s charges were not the first lodged against Seabron by Augusta police. Seabron also was arrested in July 2014 in connection with a purse theft at the Augusta Wal-Mart.

At that time, Seabron was charged with robbery, theft, seven counts of misuse of credit identification, unlawful trafficking in marijuana and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

 



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