GILEAD – A special Labor Day weekend patrol on Route 2 netted two arrests Friday along with marijuana, hashish, methadone, pills and $1,862 in cash.

Oxford County Deputy Brian Landis said Dustin MacLearn, 26, of Albany Township and a 17-year-old from Yarmouth were arrested on charges of unlawful trafficking in marijuana, sale and use of drug paraphernalia and possessing a usable amount of marijuana. The two were headed to a concert in New York, he said.

Landis said he stopped MacLearn and thought he smelled marijuana.

“He admitted to having a roach,” he said. “I conducted a search and found two rather large bags of marijuana, about one ounce each. He also had a chunk of hashish, a bottle of methadone, manufactured methadone.”

Landis said he also found an assortment of pills in a prescription bottle and $1,862 in cash.

The checkpoint was one a several the Sheriff’s Department set up over the weekend specifically to stop drunken-drivers. It was funded by a grant from the state Department of Public Safety.


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