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Police execute 'high risk' drug search in Standish

STANDISH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and drug agents raided a home at 450 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish Monday morning.

Drug agents and the Sheriff's Department tactical team went in at 7:00am while people inside were still sleeping.

Sheriff Mark Dion says  Jesse Porter, his father, Dale Porter and another man, Dale Swasey were all taken into custody. Investigators seized marijuana, crack cocaine, ecstasy pills and $4,700 in cash. 

Agents also seized a number of firearms, including loaded handguns and what the sheriff and Chief Deputy Kevin Joyce call sniper rifles. Joyce says those weapons were a threat to police.

Officers are still searching for one suspect: Emile Joseph Quimby of Steep Falls. He's wanted for drug trafficking.

Dale Porter, 50, is charged with felony trafficking in marijuana. His 18-year old son, Jesse Porter, is charged with possession of a stolen handgun, reckless conduct with a firearm and possession of ecstasy. Dale Swazey, 25, is charged with possession of cocaine.

Dion says the case was helped by several anonymous tips from citizens to the departments phone and on-line contact points.


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