Two arrested, charged with trafficking drugs following traffic stop in Belfast

Mon, 09/13/2021 - 1:00pm

    BELFAST — On the evening of Sept. 12, the Belfast Police Department announced the arrest of two people on drug trafficking charges with one also charged with violation of conditions of release and the other charged with theft by possession of stolen property and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. 

    Arrested: 

    Rhiannon Welch (43) of Waterville charged with Trafficking of Scheduled Drugs, Class A, and Violation of Conditions of Release, Class E.

    Timothy Jennings (56) of Oxford charged with Trafficking of Schedule Drugs, Class A, Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person, Class C, and Theft by Receiving Stolen Property, Class B.

    Officers of the Belfast Police Department conducted a traffic stop on Route 1 in Belfast. During the traffic stop, officers observed what they knew to be drugs and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle. The driver, Rhiannon Jennings, was found to be out on bail with one of her conditions to be subject to “search and testing” with articulable suspicion. The passenger was identified as Timothy Jennings. During the search of the vehicle and Welch’s motel room, officers discovered a .38 caliber revolver under the passenger seat, which was reported stolen from a burglary in Auburn; $12,188 in suspected drug proceeds, 62.3 grams of methamphetamine, twenty 30mg morphine tablets, as well as Xanax tablets, heroin, suspected fentanyl, suspected MDMA tablets, and other drug paraphernalia. 

    The subjects were arrested and transported to the Waldo County Jail.