Richmond Men Arrested After Falmouth Traffic Stop
State Police arrested two brothers from Richmond on the morning of Nov. 17 after their speeding car was pulled over on Interstate 295 in Falmouth.
According to Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland, as the VW Beatle was pulling over, Trooper Justin Cooley saw items being thrown from the car and several other police officers then responded to the scene to conduct a search along the busy road.
McCausland said Robert Gilley, 39, of Richmond and his brother,Christopher Gilley, 31., also of Richmond were arrested. Christopher Gilley was currently out on bail for on heroin and cocaine charges, and he was rearrested after flunking a urine test for drugs, McCausland said. Robert Gilley was charged with operating after suspension of his driver’s license.
Troopers found two hypodermic needles and some marijuana in the car, according to McCausland. A State Police dog located a crack cocaine pipe, suspected of being thrown from the Gilley’s car in the median of the road. Both men were taken to the Cumberland County Jail.
Trooper Cooley said he initially had stopped the car after clocking it at 87 mph. In addition to other troopers searching the area, the Maine Warden Service and Falmouth Police also assisted at the scene.