Two Canadians charged in border drug bust

3:23 PM, Dec 1, 2011   |    comments
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COBURN GORE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Maine Department of Public Safety says a couple from Canada were arrested after border patrol agents found $70,000 worth of drugs in their car.

The incident happened late Monday night at the Coburn Gore border crossing, which is on the north end of Route 27.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says Jason White, 40, and Amber Baird, 21, were following GPS directions as they traveled from Quebec back to their home province of Newfoundland. Investigators say when the couple attempted to cross into Maine, border patrol agents found a pound and a half of cocaine and 1,875 extasy pills in their 2000 BMW 528i.

White and Baird were taken to the Franklin County Jail in Farmington.

On Wednesday, Baird pled guilty to trafficking cocaine and extasy, as well as possession of hashish and illegal importation. She was sentenced to 30 days in jail and fined $5,000.

White was charged with possesing cocaine and hashish. He also pled guilty and was fined $750. Officials say he forfeited his car.

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