December 19, 2012

Two men remain jailed on drug charges following traffic stop in Chelsea


AUGUSTA -- Two men arrested on drug charges in Chelsea remained in Kennebec County jail Tuesday morning following initial court hearings in Superior Court.

Both Gary Collins, 30, of Bangor, and Todd McCutcheon, 32, of Augusta, were charged with unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

A judge on Monday set Collins' bail at $500 cash or personal recognizance bail with a Maine Pretrial Services supervision contract. McCutcheon's bail Was set at $750 cash or $200 cash with a Maine Pretrial Services supervision contract. Their next hearing is set for Feb. 10.

Conditions of bail ban them from contact with each other as well as with a third man, Anthony Gushue, 25, of Gardiner.

The three were found in a car that was stopped in the middle of Windsor Road about 2:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a court affidavit by Cpl. Kim S. Mills II of the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office.

Mills said Collins was the driver and indicated he was trying to get to Chelsea. Mills said he saw a large bag of marijuana in the glove box when Collins attempted to get the vehicle's registration and that what appeared to be four bags of heroin and a hypodermic needle were in the back seat of the vehicle. A search with a police dog later turned up more bags, Mills said.

Gushue received a court summons charging him with possession of marijuana.


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