AUBURN — In separate indictments this week, a New York man and a Lewiston woman were charged stemming from a September police search of a Pierce Street apartment in Lewiston.

Bryan Cobb Submitted photo

An Androscoggin County grand jury handed up an indictment Tuesday charging Bryan “P” Cobb, 40, of Brooklyn, New York, with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, a felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

He also was charged with possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs, each charge a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Police said crack, fentanyl and prescription drugs were seized, along with $1,450 cash in drug proceeds and a loaded handgun when they searched an apartment at 102 Pierce St. on Sept. 1, 2023.

Cobb was barred from having a gun because he had been convicted or found to have committed robbery in New York in April 2023, according to the indictment.

He was released from Androscoggin County Jail on $5,000 cash bail.


Heather Lynn Christian Androscoggin County Jail

Heather Christian, 50, of Lewiston was indicted in two cases.

In one indictment, she was charged with felony theft by unauthorized taking stemming from an April 12, 2023, incident at TJ Maxx. Christian has prior theft convictions.

She also was charged with violation of bail, a misdemeanor.

In a separate indictment, Christian was charged with two felony counts of theft by unauthorized taking stemming from incidents at JC Penney on Nov. 11, 2023.

Each of the theft charges is punishable by up to five years in prison.

As of Thursday, she was being held at Androscoggin County Jail without bail.

The September arrests resulted from an ongoing investigation into drug trafficking at 102 Pierce St., police said.

The search was conducted by the department’s patrol division along with officers from their Crime Reduction Unit.

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