June 22, 2018
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Saco man found in car with lights off at intersection facing multiple drug charges

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

SACO, Maine — A local man who was sitting in his car at a Saco intersection for no apparent reason early Sunday is facing multiple drug charges, according to police.

Josh Poissant, 25, of Saco had been sitting in his car with the lights off at the intersection of Cumberland Avenue and Maple Street around 2 a.m. when a witness thought something was amiss and called police, Saco Deputy Chief Jeffrey Holland said.

Police arrived shortly after and when Poissant’s name was run through the system, officers discovered his license was suspended, according to Holland.

When police went to arrest Poissant, he was found to have two ounces of marijuana in his pocket and an undisclosed amount of cash in another pocket, the deputy chief said.

A search of his vehicle produced more marijuana and what police believe is crack cocaine under the seats, Holland said.

Poissant told police he was a medical marijuana user, but could not provide officers proof he was.

Poissant was charged with operating after suspension, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana and unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs and brought to York County Jail, Holland said. He has since been released on bail.

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