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North Berwick man leads police on ATV chase, nearly $15k and half a pound of pot confiscated

Dennis Laing, who was out on bail for kidnapping, was arrested Sept. 7 after police found him with $14,674 and half a pound of marijuana.
Credit: Maine State Police
Dennis Laing from North Berwick was arrested on Sept. 7 for illegal drug possession and driving an ATV erratically.

LEBANON, MAINE, Maine — A man from North Berwick led police on an ATV chase but was eventually stopped and arrested after police found him with more than half a pound of marijuana and close to $15,000 in suspected drug money. 

On Saturday, Sept. 7, around 7:30 p.m. police tried to stop Dennis Laing on an ATV on Route 202 in Lebanon for a traffic violation but he sped away on the wrong side of the road. Witnesses later told police Laing was speeding and almost hit other ATVs as he entered a trail.

 An hour later, police found the ATV on Depot Road in Lebanon and stopped Laing. Police say Laing had $14,674 in suspected drug money as well as approximately a half-pound of marijuana and 47 marijuana concentrated capsules.

Laing was in violation of his bail. He has a revoked driver's license and was out on bail for kidnapping and tampering with a witness out of York County Superior Court. 

Credit: Maine State Police
Money and drugs found on Dennis Laing when he was arrested on Sept. 7.

Laing was taken to the York County jail. He is being charged with driving without a license, violating his conditions of release, trafficking marijuana and failure to stop for a police officer. 

State Police will request the District Attorney's office review the case for additional charges of driving to endanger, obstructing government administration, falsifying physical evidence, operating an unregistered ATV, and operating an ATV on a public way. The State Police will also request forfeiture of the cash. 

Laing will be arraigned in Springvale District Court on Monday, Sept 9, at 1:00 p.m.