Damion Dunkley Photo courtesy York County Sheriff’s Office

A Massachusetts man was arrested and charged with aggravated drug trafficking Monday night after police said they found about 145 grams of crack cocaine inside his motor vehicle during a traffic stop on the Maine Turnpike.

Maine State Police arrested 28-year-old Damion Dunkley of Dorchester, Massachusetts, and charged him with aggravated trafficking of schedule W drugs.

A trooper on the pro-active criminal enforcement team stopped a motor vehicle on the turnpike in Wells around 5:30 p.m. Monday, state police said in a news release posted on their Facebook page Tuesday.

State police said “criminal indicators” were observed during the traffic stop, prompting the trooper to call for a drug-sniffing K9. The dog, known as Pinny, detected narcotics in the vehicle.

After a search was conducted, state police recovered about 145 grams of crack cocaine.

Dunkley was transported to the York County Jail and was being held on $20,000 cash bail Tuesday night.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or login first for digital access. Here’s why.

Use the form below to reset your password. When you've submitted your account email, we will send an email with a reset code.

filed under: