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February 20, 2013

February 20, 2013
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Connecticut woman arrested in Maine as fugitive from justice

AUBURN Maine State Police, working with the FBI and Auburn Police, located a missing 4-year-old Connecticut boy last night in Auburn and arrested the child's mother, later identified as Keyett McDonald, 35. The mother and son were found at a home on Court Street hiding in the attic. 

The two disappeared from the boy's Connecticut home on Feb. 13 and had apparently arrived in Maine the afternoon of Feb. 14 at the home of the woman's brother. McDonald is being held as a fugitive from justice and faces kidnapping charges in her home state. She recently lost custody of her son, who was in the care of his grandparents in Norwich. 

Maine State Police were notified Thursday afternoon the woman might be in the state and it was later determined she likely was at the home of her brother in Auburn. State Police detectives, FBI, and Auburn Police converged on the house last night and found mother and son unharmed. The boy was placed in the custody of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services. 

McDonald was taken to Androscoggin County Jail.

Greenbush woman arrested on warrant

PASSADUMKEAG A Greenbush woman went to jail after police discovered she had a warrant and no license to drive.

On Feb. 7, Dep, Darren Mason was traveling through Passadumkeag when he clocked a vehicle driving at 61 miles per hour in a 40 mph zone.  The car pulled into a local store and he was able to approach the driver, Nicole Dumond, 33, of Greenbush. She told the deputy that she thought the speed limit was 55 mph and he informed her that it was 40.

After running her name through dispatch he learned that Dumond had an active warrant for arrest and that her license was suspended. She was placed under arrest and taken to Penobscot County Jail.

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MAINE Maine State Troopers have been cracking down on drivers not using their seat belts. A team of troopers recently cited 13 drivers with seat belt violations after spotting them while on patrol along Interstate 295 between Scarborough and Falmouth.

 In Hampden, troopers spend two and a half hours on an Interstate 95 overpass looking for violators below. When unbuckled drivers were spotted, the troopers radioed others along the road to pull over the violators. In all, 35 vehicles were stopped in Hampden and 17 drivers were cited. In addition to the summonses, a number of other motorists received warnings, either for seat belt or other violations. 

Another seizure made in continuing 'bath salts' investigation

On February 6, 2013, MDEA Agents working with US Postal Inspectors and Agents with Homeland Security Investigations executed a search warrant on a parcel at the US Postal Service sorting facility in Hampden, ME. The package was shipped from China to Leonard Wells, in Greenbush, ME. Inside the parcel, Agents found more than 6.5 pounds of a white powder suspected to be a synthetic cathinone, also known as 'bath salts.' MDEA Agents took the substance to the Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory for testing and it was determined to be alpha-PVP.

On January 18, 2013, Wells posted a $50,000 cash bail following his arrest for Aggravated Trafficking in Synthetic Hallucinogenic Drugs. (A full release from MDEA and Penobscot SO was provided following that arrest.) Wells' three co-defendants, Arthur Coy, Elizabeth Fuentes and Stephen Warren remain incarcerated at the Penobscot County Jail. The street value of this seizure is $450,000. No one has been charged yet in connection with this seizure, but arrests are anticipated.

Information on this and other drug crimes may be reported to MDEA at 1-800-452-6457, at MDEA's website: www.maine.gov/dps/mdea or at MDEA's smartphone application for iPhone and Android at MyPD., 

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