Chester Beauchesne

OXFORD — On Sunday, March 5, officers from the Oxford Police Department were called to the intersection of King Street and Cash Lane for a report of a suspicious vehicle in the roadway with a male operator, later identified as Chester Beauchesne, 44, of Bridgton, passed out in the driver’s seat., according to Oxford Chief of Police Rickie Jack.

When contact was made with Beauchesne, he attempted to place the vehicle in drive. He was removed from the vehicle and found to be under the influence of narcotics. Officers developed probable cause to arrest Beauchesne based on the evidence at the scene, for a violation of his bail conditions, operating after suspension, and operating under the influence of drugs.

During a probable cause search of his vehicle, officers located multiple edged weapons including a wooden “shiv”, which Beauchesne is prohibited from possessing. Also located in the vehicle was drug paraphernalia commonly used in the trafficking of narcotics, $1,225 in cash, and a stolen license plate.

Beauchesne was transported to the Oxford County Jail without incident.

Upon arrival, a strip search was performed and more than 60 grams of Fentanyl was discovered, concealed within his underwear, according to Jack.

Beauchesne was charged with Aggravated Trafficking in Fentanyl (Class A), Trafficking in Prison Contraband (Class C), Operating under the Influence of Drugs (Class D), Receiving Stolen Property (Class E), Violating Conditions of Release (Class E), Operating after Suspension (Class E), and Criminal Forfeiture (Civil).

Drugs, weapons and cash found on Chester Beauchesne by Oxford Police. Submitted

At the time of his arrest, Beauchesne was out on bail for Domestic Violence (DV) Criminal Threatening with a Dangerous Weapon, DV Assault, Illegal Possession of a Firearm, Aggravated Trafficking in Fentanyl, Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Trafficking in Cocaine, Assault on an Officer, Assault, Trafficking in Prison Contraband, Falsifying Physical Evidence, and Violating Conditions of Release. Beauchesne is being held at the Oxford County Jail without bail.

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