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Suspected burglary leads to drug bust

GRAND ISLE, Maine — With work by three law enforcement agencies and a trained police dog named Jazz, three people were arrested following a suspected burglary in Grand Isle on Aug. 13. 

While en route to respond to a burglary in progress, Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office requested assistance from Van Buren Police Department. 

The three people were seen leaving the scene in a black pickup truck, according to the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office. Once Van Buren Police Department initiated the traffic stop, Officer Nate Chilsholm deployed K9 Jazz who did a sniff and search of the vehicle.

Jazz found what police suspected were methamphetamine pills and crystal methamphetamine, plus a scale, cash and drug paraphernalia, according to the Van Buren Police Department. Maine State Police Trooper Nate Derosier also assisted at the scene of the traffic stop. 

After interviewing the three suspects, police determined that items found in the bed of the truck were stolen from a residence in Grand Isle. 

Sara Schlicher, 29, of Madawaska was charged with burglary, theft by unauthorized taking, criminal trespass, criminal mischief and unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs.

Alex Jandreau, 26, of Madawaska was charged with burglary, theft by unauthorized taking, criminal trespass, criminal mischief, unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs, violation of conditions of release and possession of scheduled drugs.

Amie Bouchard, 34, of Van Buren was charged with burglary, theft by unauthorized taking, criminal trespass, and criminal mischief and unlawful trafficking of scheduled drugs.

Detective Corey Saucier is lead investigator in the case.

 Schlicher, Jandreau and Bouchard are scheduled to appear in Madawaska District Court in December. 

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