Presque Isle Man, 2 Others Charged With Trafficking Heroin From Connecticut to Maine
Three men, including one from Presque Isle, are facing drug trafficking charges after police pulled over an SUV in Massachusetts and allegedly found a large amount of drugs in the vehicle.
Massachusetts State Police say they stopped a Chevy Tracker heading north on Interstate 91 Friday evening that had an unreadable license plate. It turned out to be a Maine plate. Police say the three men, none of whom had driver's licenses, were headed back to Maine from Hartford, Connecticut with a load of heroin they had just purchased.
Police say 31-year-old Joshua Turner of Fairfield, Maine was driving the SUV, while 26-year-old Andrew Labobe of Presque Isle and 39-year-old Luis Vasquez of Springfield, Mass. were passengers.
The three men were taken to the Springfield Barracks where they were being held on $25,000 bail each pending arraignment on Monday. They are facing numerous charges including trafficking in heroin and conspiracy to violate drug laws.
Massachusetts State Police said the drugs were found when troopers inventoried the contents of the vehicle prior to it begin towed.