Monday, 18 November 2013 16:56

Drug bust

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Drug bust

State Police have arrested a couple from Massachusetts on drug  charges after their car was stopped on Interstate 95 in Benton.  Seized from the couple  was a quantity of heroin, crack cocaine and marijuana, along with $1,395.  Taken to the Kennebec County Jail was Jennifer Rubins, 28, of Mashpee  and 40 year old Donnell Pina from Marson Mills. Both are charged with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and illegal importation of drugs.

The two were taken into custody by Trooper Jesse Duda, who stopped the rental car, driven by Rubins, for a traffic violation near mile marker 134, just after noon on Friday afternoon.  The trooper asked for assistance from a drug sniffing dog and was assisted at the scene by Somerset Deputy Sheriff David Cole and his dog, which had indicated the presence of drugs.

Seized were 53 grams of heroin,  10 grams of crack and a small quantity of marijuana, along with the cash.  Troopers are now trying to determine where the couple was headed.  The street value of the seized drugs was over $11,000.


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Craig Colson became news director and anchor at WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox Bangor in December of 2012. He began his career in broadcasting in 1985 while working as a news photographer at another Bangor television station. Craig worked his way up through the ranks and became the main anchor for the nightly newscasts before leaving in 2009. At that point, he became news director for four local radio stations and delivered the morning news before taking on his current position.

Craig grew up in a "news family" and followed in the footsteps of his father who was also a news director and anchor. His brother is also a news photographer at a Boston television station.

Craig's career has brought him all over-reporting from everywhere from Washington D.C. to Red Square in Moscow, Russia. When he isn't reporting the news, Craig can be found taking on new adventures with his two daughters or exploring the coast of Maine in his kayak. His other passion is making furniture in his shop or just about anything involving the outdoors.

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