May 24, 2019
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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest of Fort Fairfield man

Old Town Police Department | BDN
Old Town Police Department | BDN
Joshua Churchill

OLD TOWN, Maine — A traffic violation early Saturday morning led to a Fort Fairfield man going to jail after drugs and a gun were found in his vehicle, according to police.

Joshua Churchill, 24, had been stopped on Stillwater Avenue shortly before 2 a.m., according to Old Town police Capt. Lee Miller.

As police approached Churchill’s vehicle, a jar of marijuana was seen in the back seat, and Churchill admitted it was his and he did not have a medical marijuana prescription, Miller said.

In addition to the pot, four grams of cocaine, oxycodone, hash oil, $3,870 in cash and a 9 mm handgun were found in the car, Miller said.

The gun and cash were found in a false bottom in the center console, the captain said. The weapon had a substance on it in an attempt to conceal the serial number.

Churchill is facing charges of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, unlawful possession of a scheduled drug, sale and use and drug paraphernalia, and possession of a usable amount of marijuana.

He was taken to the Penobscot County Jail after his arrest.


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