Eight People From Hancock County Arrested in Drug Bust

Caitlin Burchill

Updated 1 year ago

Eight people from Hancock County were rounded up in a drug bust connected with a two-year long police investigation.

Michael Clark, 28, of Bucksport is charged with aggravated drug trafficking.  Brandie Higgins, 39, of Bucksport and Ellsworth, Joel Allen, 26, or Orland and Wendy Cassidy, 31, of Bucksport are charged with dealing oxycodone.

Michael Clark, Brandie Higgins, Joel Allen, Wendy Cassidy


Brothers David Maguire, 29,  and Nicholas Maguire, 24, of Stockton Springs, and David Vaughn of Ellsworth, 27, are also accused of dealing oxycodone.

David Maguire, Nicholas Maguire, David Vaughn


Christopher Newcomb, 38, of Bucksport is charged with possession of the drug.

Christopher Newcomb

Police raided several locations and say they seized more than $40,000 worth of oxycodone and more than $35,000 dollars in cash.

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  • weedog

    cool beans..may have taken a while..but good job..now Waldo county..batter up!! Brandi Higgins is 39??? OMG..

  • Chris Punches

    If anyone involved in the process from the time these kids started selling it to the moment they were caught to the moment a reporter put it down for the public, we’d be asking why this type of crime isn’t being treated as a mental health issue and why the governor is content just continuing to arrest kids, ruining their lives instead of looking at ways to rehabilitate. The kids don’t care because it’s a mental health issue. The police who busted them don’t care because their job is to make the arrest and get glory for ‘slamming these dangerous monsters behind bars’ for our satiation in longing for self worth as we read the reporter’s essay who’ll get a pat on the back for a story well covered to meet that disgusting objective (read: affirmation of our sense of self-worth). The Judge who sentences them won’t care because he has no incentive or cultural disposition to treat crime except as something in need of punishment or have any need to see the broader impact of his decisions on society. The prosecutor won’t request mental health correction because his working culture creates a career-unfriendly environment for dealing with crime as mental health problems to the point that it’s better to facilitate an animalized justice than reform society. Their jail mates won’t care because they too are stuck in a circle caused by mental health / cultural issues involving the same figures of the state. And worst of all is the person reading this, you, for reading this, knowing it’s true, and then spending the next 90 seconds twisting and contorting your worldview to accommodate doing nothing about it. At least when we were watching people get fed to lions we were honest about the reasons why.