PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Lt. David St.Pierre
(207) 513-3001 ext. 3323
**Lewiston Police announce drug / weapons arrests**
On September 03, 2018 and on September 04, 2018; following on-going investigations, including a search warrant at 193 Lincoln St, an unrelated weapons complaint, an unrelated warrant apprehension and a simple disturbance call, the Lewiston Police Department announces the arrests of the following individuals for drug related and weapons charges. These arrests by the Lewiston Police Department included the assistance by Patrol and Detectives and Agents of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, ATF, FBI, and LPD’s Selective Enforcement Team.
Misty Deschaine, age 37 of Lewiston, was arrested and charged with Unlawful Trafficking in Scheduled Drugs (cocaine base – Class B) Bail set at $1,500.00 Cash
Sabree Lamar Branch, age 27, of 193 Lincoln St., Lewiston was arrested and charged with:
• Aggravated Trafficking in Scheduled Drugs (cocaine – Class A)
• Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person (Class C)
• Possession of a Stolen Firearm (Class B)
**The search warrant at this address yielded a cash seizure of over $1,200.00, approx. 10 grams of cocaine, a stolen handgun and extended handgun magazine, along with evidence of drug trafficking. Branch is being held at the Androscoggin County Jail in lieu of $75,000.00 cash bail.
Kevin A. Roberts, age 31 of Lewiston was arrested on an outstanding, previously issued warrant of arrest charging unpaid fines /fees for a previous MDEA drug trafficking charge. (Bailed)
Whali Henry, age 27, listed as transient was arrested on a probation hold. He was currently on probation for a previous drug conviction.
Akasmine Jabriell Murchison, age 30 of Auburn was located and arrested on outstanding previously issued warrant charging THREE counts of Unlawful Trafficking in Scheduled drugs. Bail is set at $25,000.00 cash
Elisha Felix Rios, age 18, of Lewiston was located by patrol officers responding to a weapons complaint. Rios was charged with:
• Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person
• Receiving Stolen Property (stolen handgun)
Bail is set at $15,000.00 cash