SANFORD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — A man who was arrested in September for selling drugs in a school zone in Sanford lands behind bars yet again.
Joshua Noorda was arrested on Sunday, October 8 less than 200 feet from the Lafayette Elementary School. Noorda was arrested in front of a home that has had repeated arrests for drug activity.
Sanford Police said Noorda is being charged with violating his conditions of release as well as possession of illegal drugs.
The 33-year-old was arrested in the same location on September 13 and was charged with aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs within 1000 feet of a school zone.
The arrest of Noorda in September came shortly after a Sanford mother, Kari Zieke, hung posters from her home calling for the end of drug sales in the school zone near her house.
Community members organized a sit-in on September 9 near the Lafayette school and in the surrounding neighborhood to stand up to the rampant drug trafficking in the area.