(Bangor) – Two of the key figures in a huge cocaine and pill ring in Dexter are going to prison for a long time. The US Attorney’s office reports to Star 97.7 that 31-year old Kelli Mujo of Harmony started working with her father, bringing drugs to Dexter from Rhode Island when she was just 16-years old. The ring operated from 2002 until 2014. She’ll spend 14-years in prison for her role. And 49-year old Mark Tasker of Dexter got 10-years in prison for selling the drugs for 12-years. Drug agents estimate the ring brought in more than 22-kilograms of cocaine from Rhode Island before they got busted.
Lamoine – Pot Vote
(Lamoine) – Voters in Lamoine decide today whether the town will outlaw recreational marijuana sales, cultivation and social clubs in town. There does not seem to be a lot of interest in the referendum vote which also includes candidates running unopposed for municipal offices. Only two absentee ballots were cast. Today’s election precedes tomorrow night’s open meeting.
(Belfast) – An ammonia leak at a Belfast blueberry processing plant is under control after firefighters responded to the scene yesterday. Village Soup dot-com reports firefighters eventually identified the source of a leak that prompted a 9-1-1 call from a neighboring business to Midcoast Blueberry processing. First responders used a special ammonia detector to pinpoint the leak. Ammonia is used in the blueberry freezing process.
(Ellsworth) Hancock County Deputy Sheriff Travis Frost and new 4-legged partner Tosca are attending their first week of K9 training. Frost and his German Shepherd will spend 14 weeks training at the Criminal Justice Academy in Vassalboro. Frost says he’s been interested in becoming a K9 handler since high school when he decided he wanted to be in law enforcement.
Frost says he selected Tosca out of 5 police dogs applying for the job because he had the best connection with her.
(Liberty) – A 70-year old Belfast man died instantly when his truck collided with an oil tanker truck on Route 3 near Lake St. George in Liberty. The crash diverted traffic for hours. State Police tell Star 97-7 the big rig driver was unhurt, but Herman Reynolds died in the crash yesterday afternoon. The oil tanker rolled onto its side in a bog, but no oil leaked from the 10-thousand gallon tank. The cause remains under investigation.
(Prospect) The Waldo County Sheriff confirms an 87-year-old man from southern Maine jumped from the Penobscot Narrows Bridge on Sunday and died. The Ellsworth American reports a witness called about a person jumping from the bridge that afternoon. Deputies, the US Coast Guard, the Prospect Fire Department, and the Stockton Springs Police Department all responded. Maine Marine Patrol located the man’s body less than 2 hours later. This is the 8th suicide reported since the bridge was built in 2006.
(Ellsworth) – An excavator operator trapped inside his rig for about an hour after pulling down live power lines on top of his machine in Ellsworth is OK. It happened at the RF Jordan parking lot around mid-day yesterday, knocking out power to about 900-Emera Maine customers, including a traffic light at Main, State and Water Streets. Firefighters had to wait for the power company to turn off the electricity before getting the operator out safely. The mishap brought down two utility poles and the lines. Ellsworth police are investigating.
(Winslow) State police say the woman reported missing from her home in Winslow since Saturday has been located and she’s safe. Authorities located Former State Legislator Susan Morissette at a friend’s home in Sidney yesterday morning. State police joined Winslow police on Sunday afternoon to investigate Morisette’s disappearance. There was no immediate explanation for her absence.
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