January 29, 2013

Police arrest three on drug charges in Rangeley

By Kaitlin Schroeder kschroeder@centralmaine.com
Staff Writer

RANGELEY -- Three people face charges connected to selling heroin, after police seized drugs and money during search of a motel and a Main Street home.

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A photograph, contributed by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, shows cash, heroin, crack cocaine and pills seized during recent raids in Rangeley.

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Jami Driscoll, 23, of Auburn

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The three, Tyler McFarland, 31, of Gray; Jami Driscoll, 23, of Auburn; and Michael Chandler, 33, of Philadelphia, were arrested Monday during an investigation into an alleged crack cocaine and heroin distribution ring in the area, according to Steve McCausland, spokesman for Maine Department of Public Safety.

Police found $8,200 in cash, 157 bags of heroin, 20 grams of crack cocaine, oxycodone pills and amphetamine capsules, he said.

Police obtained a search warrant for the home and motel, and they allege that Chandler delivered crack cocaine and heroin from Philadelphia to the area, according to McCausland.

All three are charged with trafficking in heroin, and additional charges are expected, he said.

McFarland is on probation after a conviction in 2007 for robbery, burglary and elevated aggravated assault when he attacked a man with a baseball bat while stealing drugs, McCausland said.

The suspects are being held at the Franklin County Jail and are scheduled to make their first court appearance Wednesday in Franklin County Superior Court.

Kaitlin Schroeder-- 861-9252

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Michael Chandler, 33, of Philadelphia

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Tyler McFarland, 31, of Gray

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