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Drug Bust Down East 

A man from Columbia Falls is in jail, charged with drug trafficking.Washington County Sheriff Donnie Smith says his deputies initially went to 72-year-old Vance Merritt’s residence to interview Merritt in regards to a stolen boat motor in Jonesport.When they arrived, though, they ended up doing a drug investigation.DEA agents were called in to perform a search of the property on Tibbettstown Road.Sheriff Smith says they found Canadian Oxycontin, 16 guns and 16-thousand dollars in cash.Merritt was arrested for drug trafficking and is being held at the Washington County Jail on $50,000 bail.