MEXICO — A local man who sold cocaine to undercover agents over the past month was arrested Wednesday afternoon at his home at 24 Kimball Ave., according to a statement by Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.

Richard Burgess, 43, is charged with aggravated trafficking in cocaine and two counts of trafficking in cocaine. The aggravating factor was related to firearms, McCausland said.

A search of the residence by agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Western District Task Force, Mexico police and state troopers found about 400 grams of cocaine worth an estimated $35,000, more than $15,000 in suspected drug proceeds and 16 guns, according to McCausland’s statement. Agents said they also found several grams of cocaine on Burgess.

He was taken to the Oxford County Jail where bail was set at $50,000 cash.


Only subscribers are eligible to post comments. Please subscribe or to participate in the conversation. 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: