Agents charged three people and seized more than $130,000 worth of drugs

State Police and Maine Drug Enforcement Agents charged three people and seized more than $130,000 worth of drugs this week. Troopers assigned to the Troop E barracks in Bangor stopped a northbound vehicle just south of Bangor on I-95 Wednesday night operated by Russell Raye, 34, of Cambridge, ME.  Also in the vehicle were Katherine Scott, 24, of Gilford and Matthew McKusick, 21, of Sangerville. A drug detection dog alerted troopers to the presence of drugs in the vehicle and a search found about ten grams of cocaine, small amounts of heroin and methamphetamine and just under $2,000 in cash that is believed to be from the sale of drugs.

MDEA Agents, who have been gathering evidence on Raye as part of an ongoing investigation, worked together with Troopers from the Troop C barracks in Skowhegan and searched Raye’s residence on Leavitt Road in Cambridge. Agents and troopers seized from the home almost a pound and a half of suspected heroin, 96 grams of methamphetamine, and an additional $24,000 in cash. Two firearms were also recovered.

Raye faces charges of aggravated trafficking in heroin, trafficking in methamphetamine and cocaine. His bail is set at $250,000. Scott is charged with trafficking in cocaine and her bail is set at $75,000. McKusick was charged with trafficking in cocaine and possessing methamphetamine, and his bail is set at $75,000. All were taken to the Penobscot County Jail.

Stephen McCausland