2016-08-26 / State/Regional

Waterboro man charged with 4th OAS

FROM STAFF REPORTS

WATERBORO — A Waterboro man whom sheriff ’s deputies say was driving erratically on Main Street Wednesday afternoon is facing a felony charge for allegedly driving without a license for a fourth time.

As well, York County Sheriff Bill King said when Deputy Shawn Sanborn caught up with the driver – Richard Newcomb, 32 – officers found drug paraphernalia on him and additional drug-related items when they searched the white Ford Mustang he was driving.

King said the search turned up a needle and a spoon with residue that deputies believe was heroin. It will be tested at the Maine State Police crime lab in Augusta.

Sanborn stopped the vehicle after authorities were told that a white Ford Mustang was illegally passing cars on the right and driving erratically.

King said records show Newcomb was operating after his license had been suspended for a third time, elevating the new OAS charge to a criminal offense.

The investigation determined that Newcomb was out of jail on conditions of release from a prior theft arrest – which he allegedly violated with Wednesday’s additional criminal conduct.

Newcomb was taken to York County Jail in Alfred.

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