Update: Authorities make arrests after Milford incident

Arrests after Milford incident on Oct. 2, 2023
Arrests after Milford incident on Oct. 2, 2023(WABI)
Published: Oct. 3, 2023 at 2:59 PM EDT
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MILFORD, Maine (WABI) - Authorities have released more information about an incident in Milford on Monday, Oct. 2.

They say it was a failed drug transaction involving firearms at a home on Bradley Road.

Authorities say they have been investigating suspected drug activity at that home for months.

45-year-old Ernest Newson of New York is charged with robbery with a firearm, aggravated drug trafficking, and violations of conditions of release.

35-year-old Brian Corvino of Milford is charged with robbery with a firearm.

The Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office said MDEA investigators, along with deputies from the sheriff’s office, found out a person who was believed to be at the home to buy drugs was being held and robbed at gunpoint by Newson and Corvino.

During a search of the home after their arrests, authorities say they found a handgun and a BB gun pistol that closely resembled a semi-automatic handgun.

We’re told a third person suffered a medical event and had to be taken to the hospital.

Authorities say a fourth person was potentially barricaded inside but eventually surrendered.

The Sheriff’s Office says more arrests are likely.