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K-9 locates ‘substantial amount’ of cocaine, crack during Lewiston drug bust

Police say a K-9 helped lead them to what described as a substantial amount of cocaine and crack. (Lewiston Police Department)

LEWISTON (WGME) -- Lewiston Police say a K-9 helped lead them to what described as a substantial amount of cocaine and crack on Wood Street.

Police say Steven Pelletier is facing aggravated drug trafficking charges.

Police say a K-9 named Scout and his handler, Officer Kevin Gagne, were instrumental in locating and seizing a substantial amount of cocaine and crack, a rifle, suspected drug proceeds and other drug trafficking evidence.

Pelletier was arrested late Wednesday night after a multi-agency investigation.

He's being held at Androscoggin County Jail on $20,000.

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