Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Suspected overdose death in Cushing; Karl Crute, Jr. and Ranae Robbins of Cushing Arrested - November 16, 2016

Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) conducted an investigation yesterday as the result of a suspected overdose death in Cushing. 

At approximately 6:30 a.m. yesterday morning, the Sheriff’s Office was called to a residence in Cushing regarding a male, Christopher Delano, 52, of Cushing found deceased at his home by a friend.  He was last seen at approximately 11:30 the night before.  Investigation revealed drug related activity and the Mid-Coast Task Force of MDEA was called to assist.  Actual cause of death will not be determined until an autopsy is done by the Maine Medical Examiner’s Office. 

Subsequently, the investigation lead to both agencies executing a search warrant at another residence in Cushing.  That warrant resulted in two people being arrested and charged with Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs, Class B, Felony.  Karl Crute Jr., 43, and Ranae Robbins, 45, both of Cushing remain at Knox County Jail.  Confiscated at the house was 5 grams of heroin, $1,000 in cash believed to be related to proceeds from the sale of illegal drugs, a loaded semi-automatic rifle, and 3 hand guns with other drug paraphernalia.  The investigation by both agencies is ongoing.

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