Two females charged with drug violations in Saco

SACO, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Saco Police investigated a car as part of a motor vehicle stop investigation on Wednesday, and as a result charged two females with drug violations.

38-year-old Belinda Sutton of Lyman was summonsed for misuse of public benefits instrument, a misdemeanor. Sutton was in possession of an EBT card issued to a person not in the vehicle, and also a drug-related pipe.

While police completed paperwork to be served on Sutton, a K-9 unit walked around the vehicle. K-9 ranger gave a positive alert to the presence of narcotics from the vehicle and on the two females in the car. The investigation resulted in 3 grams of heroin, 15 grams of cocaine base, three suboxone pills, drug packaging and a crack pipe, a cell phone, a Maine EBT card, and $284 dollar in cash being confiscated.

Sutton voluntarily agreed to go to the police department and submit to a search.

25-year-old Christina Moreland of Dorchester, Massachusetts refused to voluntarily go to the police department or submit to a search, and was arrested and charged with two counts of Class A felony - aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs.

Saco Police completed an affidavit for a search warrant, which was approved by a District Court Judge authorizing a body cavity search.

Concealed on Moreland was a brown powder substance similar in appearance to heroin, and three suboxone pills.

Moreland's bail was set at $25,000 dollars, and unable to pay, she was transported to the York County Jail.


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