June 20, 2018
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St. Albans man facing drug charges after bust at residence

Somerset County Jail | BDN
Somerset County Jail | BDN
John Tripp
By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

ST. ALBANS, Maine — A drug bust at a Mason Corner Road home Thursday morning landed a local man behind bars, according to police.

John Tripp, 45, is facing multiple drug charges after his arrest, according to Chief Deputy Dale Lancaster of the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

A search warrant on Tripp’s home was executed at 10 a.m. Thursday, according to Lancaster. Seven sheriff’s deputies were involved in the search, which was supervised by Detective Lt. Carl Gottardi II.

Tripp was alone inside the home when deputies arrived, Lancaster said.

“Upon entry to the residence by Somerset Deputies, Tripp ran to a location inside the residence, but he was apprehended without incident,” Lancaster said.

During the search, Flexeril, Ritalin and Suboxone pills, along with cocaine, Suboxone strips and marijuana, were located and seized. Additionally, digital scales, drug-related ledgers and drug paraphernalia were seized, Lancaster said.

Tripp had three outstanding warrants for arrest at the time of his arrest, and he was also charged with possession of a Schedule W drug and possession of a Schedule Z drug, Lancaster said.

More charges are possible against Tripp once the district attorney’s office is consulted, Lancaster said. Tripp is currently being held at the Somerset County Jail.


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