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Caribou woman facing multiple drug charges

A Caribou woman is facing multiple drug charges after a traffic stop in Caribou on August 3rd.
A Caribou woman is facing multiple drug charges after a traffic stop in Caribou on August 3rd.(WAGM)
Published: Aug. 9, 2020 at 9:44 PM EDT
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CARIBOU, Maine (WAGM) -

A Caribou woman is facing multiple drug charges after a traffic stop in Caribou on August 3rd.

On Monday, August 3rd, Caribou Police Dispatch received information that a vehicle stolen from Presque Isle may be at a residence on Washburn Street in Caribou. While on Washburn Street, Sergeant Chad Cochran encountered the vehicle, a black 2002 Chevrolet Trailblazer. Upon seeing the cruiser, the operator turned into an apartment complex on Washburn Street.

Sergeant Cochran was able to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle and arrested the operator, identified as Veronica Lopez, 29, of Caribou.

As a result of the investigation, Lopez was arrested and charged with: theft (Class C); unauthorized use of a motor vehicle (Class D); possession of scheduled drugs (Ritalin) (Class C); possession of scheduled drugs (Lysergic Acid) (Class D); possession of scheduled drugs (heroin) (Class C); possession of scheduled drugs (Fentanyl) (Class C); possession of scheduled drugs (methamphetamine) (Class C); attaching false plates (Class E); and operating after revocation (Class D).

Bail was set at $5,000 cash or $20,000 single surety. Lopez posted bail and is scheduled for a court date of October 1st.

Sergeant Cochran was assisted at the scene by Officer Amanda Baker of the Caribou Police Department and Deputy Jesse Belanger of the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Department.

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