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Man Arrested After Charging, Wrestling with State Trooper

Police also seized $10,000 in cash and drugs

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    Man Arrested After Charging, Wrestling with State Trooper
    Maine State Police
    Police seized $10,000 in cash, oxycodone pills, heroin and marijuana after arresting a Portland man for assaulting an officer and other charges.

    A Portland, Maine, man is facing numerous charges after he assaulted a state trooper, pushing him into the highway, after the car he was riding in was stopped for speeding. 

    Andre Hicks, 27, is charged with assaulting a police officer, possession of heroin, criminal mischief, obstructing government administration and disorderly conduct. 

    Maine State Police said Hicks was a passenger in a car driven by his girlfriend, Michelle Bourget, 23, also of Portland. Trooper Mark Ferreira stopped the car for speeding on Interstate 295 in Gardiner on Tuesday, and as Hicks was being searched outside the car, he lowered his shoulders and rammed Ferreira into the driving lane of the four-lane highway.

    As Hicks and Ferreira wrestled on the road, other motorists stopped to help, and Hicks was subdued and handcuffed. 

    A search of the car found $10,000 in cash, oxycodone pills, heroin and some marijuana hidden behind the glove box.

    A Portland man faces a number of charges after he assaulted a State Trooper Tuesday after his car was stopped on I-295 in Gardiner for speeding. Found in the car was $10,000 in cash, oxycodone pills, heroin and some marijuana.

    Andre Hicks, 27, of Portland is charged with assaulting a police officer, possession of heroin, criminal mischief, obstructing government administration and disorderly conduct.

    Bourget was also arrested and charged with possessing suboxone. Both were taken to the Kennebec County Jail.

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