Maine Drug Agents Seize Over $150,000 In Fentanyl
Maine DEA agents have made another massive seizure!
According to a press release from Shannon Moss at the Maine Department of Public Safety, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agents have arrested two men in the Town of Corinna and charged them with Class A drug trafficking offenses..
As part of an on-going investigation into drugs being transported from Massachusetts into the State of Maine, members from several law enforcement agencies executed a search warrant on a mobile home at a mobile home park in Corinna on Tuesday (November 29th) morning.
At the residence, law enforcement found a kilogram of fentanyl and about $1,600 cash. The street value of the drugs is estimated to be $165,000.
The press release says, in part:
On Tuesday, November 29, 2022, at approximately 8:00 pm, investigators from MDEA’s North Central Task Force along with the Maine State Police Tactical Team and Deputies from the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant on a residence located at Maple Ridge Mobile Home Park in Corinna. This search warrant was the result of an on-going MDEA investigation related to the importation and sale of significant amounts of fentanyl transported to Maine by out of state traffickers for redistribution throughout Penobscot County. The investigation included the undercover purchase of fentanyl from the mobile home.
Arrested were 61 year old David Ireland, of Corinna, and 22 year old Carlos Daniel Del Jesus Garcia, of Massachusetts and the Dominican Republic.
Both men are currently being held at the Penobscot County Jail. It is expected that they will have their first court appearance on Wednesday (November 30th).
*All suspects are considered innocent until found guilty in a court of law*
If you have information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in your community, you can always contact the Maine Drug Enforcement office closest to you or by texting MDEA to TIP411 (847411) or by calling the MDEA tip-line at 1-800-452-6457.