Police & Fire

Fort Kent man arrested on drug trafficking and domestic violence charges

FORT KENT, Maine — A Fort Kent man is facing two felony charges following a dispute at a South Perley Brook residence. 


Officer Cole Pelletier and Chief Tom Pelletier of the Fort Kent Police Department, along with Maine State Game Wardens Gary Sibley, Adrian Marquis and Nick Raymond, visited the residence on Monday, April 6, to investigate an unrelated incident at the home. 

While there, Officer Pelletier witnessed a verbal argument between a male and female. The female told Officer Pelletier that the male, Nicolas Dionne, 26, had taken her phone away from her.

The officer took the female from the home, at which time she told him that Dionne had physically assaulted her prior to the officer’s arrival.

Officer Pelletier sent a radio message to inform Chief Pelletier that Dionne had allegedly assaulted the female.

Dionne overheard the radio transmission and allegedly attempted to flee the scene. Chief Pelletier, with the assistance of the wardens, arrested Dionne. 

Following the arrest police found that Dionne was in possession of methamphetamine, Pelletier said. 

Dionne was charged with unlawful trafficking in a schedule W drug, a Class B felony, and a second offense domestic violence assault, a Class C felony.

Dionne was transported to the Aroostook County Jail and was released the following day on $500 bail. 

Dionne is scheduled to appear in court on Monday, Aug. 3.

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