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Augusta police arrest 2 men from Maine, 1 man from New York after seizing cocaine, fentanyl, heroin

According to Augusta police, a search of the residence and occupants revealed illicit substances, a firearm, cash and contraband.
Credit: Augusta Police Department

AUGUSTA, Maine — Three people are facing drug charges stemming from a search warrant conducted by the Augusta Police Department. 

Jesse Curtis, 53, of Augusta is charged with class A aggravated trafficking in scheduled W drugs. His bail was set at $15,000.

Thomas Knowlton, 60, of Augusta is charged with class A aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs. His is additionally charged with class C possession of firearm by prohibited person. His bail was set at $75,000.

David Maldonado, 26, of Bronx, New York was arrested for class A aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, as well as class C possession of firearm by prohibited person. His bail was also set at $75,000.

On Wednesday, the Augusta Police Department conducted a search warrant at 85 Gage Street, with the assistance of the Kennebec Sheriff’s Office and Maine State Police. 

According to Augusta police, a subsequent search of the residence and occupants revealed illicit substances, a firearm, cash and contraband. Police said they seized the following:

  • About 19 grams of grams of cocaine based product
  • About 57 grams of fentanyl/heroin based product
  • One firearm

The trio was transferred to the Kennebec County Correctional Facility.