DAYTON, Maine — A Springvale man wanted on burglary charges now faces drug trafficking charges after police found a pair of safes that allegedly belong to him.
On Thursday, Maine State Police Troopers Kyle Wells and Dave Coflesky went to a home in Dayton to help Biddeford police apprehend Chase Hasty, 20, of Springvale, who was wanted on several burglary charges. Hasty was found hiding in the garage and was taken into custody without incident, according to a news release issued Friday night by Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
The arrest led to the discovery of two safes at the home belonging to Hasty, according to the news release. The safes were seized and taken to the state police barracks in Alfred.
When the safes were searched Friday, authorities reportedly found several pounds of marijuana and cash in the larger safe. Inside the smaller safe, troopers reportedly found 434 30-milligram oxycodone pills with a street value of $15,000, several more packages of marijuana, 15 pounds of hash oil and 20 other prescription pills. A total of 4.7 pounds of marijuana and $6,020 cash was found in the safe, according to McCausland, along with several pieces of jewelry believed to be stolen.
The news release didn’t indicate how police linked the safes to Hasty or what the 20 prescription pills discovered in the smaller safe were. No details were made available on the burglaries Hasty is accused of committing.
Hasty is charged with Class C trafficking in Schedule Z drugs and Class A aggravated trafficking in Schedule W drugs. His bail was set $22,500, and he is scheduled to appear Monday in Springvale District Court.
Hasty also was arrested on March 16 by state police on an aggravated assault charge after allegedly attacking another person with a Taser in the face. He was out on bail for those charges when arrested Thursday, according to McCausland.