AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - - Augusta Police Officers praised the community for taking action against the illegal sale of narcotics on Wednesday.
Augusta Deputy Chief Jared Mills said officers responded to the area of Planet Fitness in Augusta after receiving a tip from a member of the community that a subject they were seeking for questioning was in that area.
Police said 21-year-old Zachary Carey of Farmingdale was sought in questioning for an incident in which he fled on foot from a traffic stop on Monday, September 19, 2016, which was in violation of his probation.
Upon arrival at the scene, police said Carey immediately attempted to flee the area of Civic Center Dr. on foot.
Deputy Mills said Zachary discarded several packages of narcotics during the foot pursuit.
“Located were 0.4 grams of packaged heroin and 5.4 grams of crack cocaine, individually packaged for sale. A digital scale was also recovered from the scene. A large sum of money was also located on Zachary and has been seized as proceeds from the sale of illegal narcotics,” according to Deputy Mills.
Police said Zachary has been charged with refusing to submit to arrest or detention, violation of probation and aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs - Bail was set at $5,000.00.
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