Augusta Police Arrest New York Men on OUI, Drug Trafficking Charges
A driver from New York was charged with operating under the influence and his passenger was charged with drug trafficking after Augusta police say they received several calls Tuesday "regarding the adverse driving" of a Jeep Cherokee.
Police received several calls just before 8 a.m. "regarding the adverse driving of a dark colored Jeep Cherokee," Deputy Chief Jared Mills of the Augusta Police Department said in a news release Tuesday. The vehicle was located by police near the intersection of State and Winthrop Streets.
The operator of the vehicle, Terry Wilson, 20, of New York, New York, was arrested for operating after suspension and operating under the influence, Mills said. Bail was set at $1,500 cash, and Wilson was transported to the Kennebec County Jail.
A state police K9 was deployed to assist Augusta police with a search of the vehicle, which police said turned up 13 Grams of crack cocaine with a street value of $1,400. Justin Lugo, 20, also of New York, New York, was charged with unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs.
Police said Lugo was on probation following a previous conspiracy to commit murder conviction and was taken into custody on a fugitive from justice warrant out of New York. Lugo is being held at the Kennebec County Jail pending extradition back to New York.