State, county, local police search Warren home, arrest two men for alleged drug trafficking

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 1:15pm

WARREN — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, along with the help of Knox County Sheriff deputies, a police dog, Rockland and Rockport police officers and probation officers, arrested two men following a search at a Carroll Road, Warren, home.

The arrests took place May 27, with the MDEA charging Jason Moholland, 47, and Benjamin Burgess, 40, with allegedly selling cocaine.

Drug agents assigned to the agency's Mid-Coast District Task Force searched the Warren home, where they found Burgess.

“Burgesss was at the address when law enforcement arrived, while Moholland was arrested later at the Rockport Police Department,” said Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Office of Public Safety, in a May 28 news release.

MDEA agents recovered approximately 56 grams of crack cocaine, 16 grams of cocaine, 17 grams of fentanyl, a loaded .40 caliber pistol and $13,000 in cash, the release said.

“Burgess is charged with trafficking in scheduled drugs and was also arrested on a warrant for failing to appear in court,” said McCausland. “Bail was set at $300. Moholland is charged with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and possession of a firearm by a felon. His bail was set at $25,000. Moholland  was on probation for a 2017  drug conviction.”