A joint effort by the Augusta Police Department, The Kennebec County Sheriffs Department, and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency lead to the arrest of four individuals on drug charges at an Augusta apartment building located at 386 Water Street in Augusta yesterday afternoon according to a report by centralmaine.com.

According to Deputy Chief Kevin Lully of the Augusta Police Department, Tesla Staff, 24, was arrested on an outstanding warrant for not appearing in court to answer prior drug charges. Jefferson Young, 29, of Pennsylvania, was arrested and charged with drug trafficking, Edric Hewett, 40 of Pennsylvania was arrested and charged with multiple counts of aggravated drug trafficking, and Samual Baker, 63, of Augusta was arrested and charged with aggravated trafficking of drugs.

Police had been alerted by numerous complaints by people that suspected that drug transactions were taking place at the apartment building of 386 Water Street in Augusta where the men had multiple rooms.

All four men were taken to Kennebec County Jail with $35,000 bail set for for Samual Baker and Jefferson Young, and no bail set at this time for the other two men.

Police indicated that the search and arrests were handled without incident.

*Disclaimer* All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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