Two Arrested During Alleged Drug Transaction Outside Augusta Restaurant
Two people are facing drug charges after being spotted in the parking lot of an Augusta eatery.
Augusta Deputy Chief Jared Mills said in a press release that an off-duty State Police Trooper saw a suspicious vehicle just after 5:30 Wednesday evening in the parking lot of Red Robin. He notified authorities, who sent an officer to find the vehicle that had moved to the parking lot of Wal-Mart.
A search of the vehicle, with the help of a State Police drug K-9, turned up a total of 2.17 pounds of marijuana and about $420 in cash. 20-year-old Rory Kavanagh of Georgetown, MA and 24-year-old Nicholas Caponigro of Amesbury, MA were arrested and charged with Unlawful Trafficking of Class C Drugs. Caponigro was also charged with Criminal Forfeiture of Property.
Both suspects are currently being held at the Kennebec County Jail, unable to make bail.