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Men charged in Maple drug deal

Two men accused of trying to sell more than a pound of cocaine to undercover law enforcement officers at a Maple gas station made their initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on Thursday.

Two men accused of trying to sell more than a pound of cocaine to undercover law enforcement officers at a Maple gas station made their initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on Thursday.

Kevin Ronald Baird, 30, of Oneida and Timothy W. Vailancourt, 29, of Mason were each charged with one felony count of delivering cocaine as a party to a crime.

An undercover investigator set up the buy with Vailancourt, according to the criminal complaint. The Mason man and Baird drove up from Ashland to the Maple meeting. Vailancourt parked beside the investigator's truck, got into his vehicle and handed the law enforcement officer a wrapped package containing a half kilo of cocaine, the complaint stated. Both men were arrested after the officer left the truck to get the rest of the buy money.

When interviewed by law enforcement, Baird said he brought 18 ounces of cocaine up to Ashland from his source and that he knew Vailancourt was going to meet someone in Maple. He continued to state he needed $12,500 for the cocaine, according to the complaint.

Cash bail was set at $20,000 in both cases with the condition that the men do not possess or use controlled substances or drug paraphernalia. Preliminary hearings for both cases was set for Wednesday.

Related Topics: CRIMEDOUGLAS COUNTY
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