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Portland police detain 13 in suspected crack house bust
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PORTLAND, Maine(NEWS CENTER) --  Portland police say they have recieved several complaints of drug trafficking in a particular neighborhood in Portland. 

On Thursday night, police served a search warrant for the home on 61 Grant Street and seized a significant amount crack cocaine 

The Special Reaction Team entered the home and detained 13 people who were found in the small apartment. Three people fled by jumping through a closed bedroom window. They were quickly detained outside. All three received injuries from the broken glass and were given medical treatment.

It appears the apartment was being used extensively for crack cocaine trafficking, police said. During the search 74.8 grams of cocaine base (crack) and $1,053 was seized.

At this time no one has been charged in connection with the drug trafficking. Future arrests are expected as the investigation continues. Police say one woman was arrested on unrelated charges. 41-year-old Amy Brown of Portland was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging unpaid fines for theft class c.

"This incident highlights how a successful partnership between police and residents can reduce crime and make a neighborhood safer. With continued support from our community partners, more “drug houses” and drug traffickers will be identified and stopped. We encourage all of our residents to report locations where narcotics are being sold, used, and distributed."


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