Auburn Police confiscate nearly $90,000 and arrest one in early morning drug bust

AUBURN — Police recovered a variety of drugs and nearly $90,000 in cash in an early-morning bust Wednesday.

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Auburn police say they confiscated 136 grams of marijuana, 2.9 grams of crack cocaine, 59 ecstasy pills and $86,764 in drug proceeds from Nicholas Morrissette during an arrest Wednesday.

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Nicholas Morrissette

Police arrested Nicholas Morrissette, 25, of 12 Oak St. before dawn, shortly after a drug deal in which police say he sold marijuana to a customer who was leaving that address.

Officer Matthew Johnson spotted the customer leaving and conducted a field interview. The customer admitted to having bought marijuana. Johnson followed up with a search of Morrissette's apartment. He found 136 grams of marijuana, 2.9 grams of crack cocaine, 59 ecstasy pills and $86,764 in cash believed to be proceeds from drug sales.

Morrissette was charged with two counts of aggravated drug trafficking. Both charges were elevated because Morrissette's home was within 1,000 feet of Chestnut Street Park, a designated "drug-free zone."

He was booked at Androscoggin County Jail where he was released after posting $10,000 cash bail.

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GARY SAVARD's picture

Funny, Veritas and Tron doing

Funny, Veritas and Tron doing the battle of wits. It makes for entertaining reading. So Ron, you weren't involved in the Capone takedown? I would have guessed Sean Connery was playing the part of Ronald Riml in " The Untouchables". Just kidding! Have a nice spring like day!

RONALD RIML's picture

And guess who else

And guess who else will be having a little talk with him....

The IRS.... :)

RONALD RIML's picture

Win some...

Win some, lose some, and some get rained out.....

You bet your bippy he's gonna owe taxes on it.

How do you think they finally got Al Capone?????

RONALD RIML's picture

As long as you're on the

As long as you're on the computer

Do some research and find out, Dan.....

RONALD RIML's picture

Dan - would you get a 'grip'

By reading my 'Profile' you think I was a cop in Chicago at the time of Capone???

Dan - Do you know anything about history??? How old do you think I am? 103???

RONALD RIML's picture

It's amazing

It's amazing what a bit of 'Photoshop' can do - it was 'airbrushing' in the 'Olden' days....

Andrew Jones's picture

Wow, he posted $10,000 bail?

Wow, he posted $10,000 bail? Did they forget to check under his mattress for more drug money?

 's picture

auburn's finest

$86, 764 in cash!!!!! Wow, I am definitley in the wrong line of work!

yes, that's sarcasm.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

But hey, he was only a hard

But hey, he was only a hard working undocumented pharmacist on his way to make a delivery at the nearest local medicinal marijuana center. Free enterprise at its best.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

The Pirate never said he was

The Pirate never said he was a pothead,now, did he? You dispense knowledge that is far more familiar to potheads than non-users.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

I just read your feeble

I just read your feeble attempt at matching wits with Veritas. Man, why do you continue to go into the battle of wits with nothing more than your perception? I guess some would call it unarmed.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Like I said, only a pothead

Like I said, only a pothead would know all that stuff. I prefer to frequent the higher flights of intellect.
As one might divine, I never see you up there.

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Sure you do...except you

Sure you do...except you wouldn't recognize a fact unless it was disguised as a government benefit.

 's picture

"This is a prime example of

"This is a prime example of excellent street level police work,"

The problem now that he's back on the street w/in 24 hrs. he'll be back dealing

Jason Theriault's picture


I saw this, and without knowing where Oak St was, I though "I wonder how far this is from my house..."

1100 feet, as per Google Maps.


Andrew Jones's picture

Same here. I've picked up

Same here. I've picked up pizzas from Domino's around the corner, too...

PAUL ST JEAN's picture

Great example of not

Great example of not necessarily loving thy neighbor, but clearly defines the value of knowing who he is.

Mike Lachance's picture

Wow. Way to go Auburn PD and

Wow. Way to go Auburn PD and MDEA.
Now can you please call the Lewiston PD and buy them a case of RedBull?


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