Mother and son arrested and charged with drug trafficking offenses in Presque Isle


NEAR ISLE, Maine (WAGM) РLeann johnson 44, and his son, J̩r̩mie Therrien, 23, both from Presque Isle, were arrested Monday in Presque Isle after several months of investigation into the illicit sale of the highly addictive drug, crystal methamphetamine.

During this investigation, MDEA agents assigned to the Aroostook task force in Houlton, Maine, gathered evidence of the groups’ smuggling efforts through interviews, surveillance and secret purchases of methamphetamine. . On Monday, May 17, 2021, a search warrant was executed at Leann Johnson’s Dyer Street home in Presque Isle. Over four (4) pounds (1853 ggw) of crystal methamphetamine were seized from the house during the tenure, along with approximately $ 10,000 in US currency, believed to be the proceeds of illicit drug sales. Methamphetamine in Aroostook County is currently selling on the streets for around $ 150 per gram, bringing the value of this seizure to over $ 250,000.

Johnson and Therrien were both arrested after the home search and transported to the Aroostook County Jail. Johnson has been charged with one (1) count of aggravated drug trafficking Class “A” Schedule W (methamphetamine) and one (1) count of Class “B” drug trafficking in Schedule W . Therrien has been charged with one (1) count of Trafficking in Class “B” Schedule W Drugs (Methamphetamine) and of Release Conditions, as at the time of this arrest he was on bail for a drug and firearms offense in 2021. Johnson’s bail was set by a bail commissioner at $ 10,000 in cash, which she was able to pay last night. Therrien was denied bail pending his appearance before a judge this week.

The MDEA was largely assisted in this investigation by the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department and the Presque Isle Police Department.

Johnson was set by a bail commissioner at $ 10,000 in cash she was able to pay last night. Therrien has been denied bail pending his appearance before a judge this week.

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