Maine Drug Bust Yields a Pile of Guns And More Than $85,000.00 Worth of Illegal Drugs
It's one of the hardest and yet most important parts of being a law enforcement officer, not just in Maine but anywhere, and that it trying to keep elicit drugs and weapons off of our streets. And with the largest influx of drugs we've ever seen pouring across into the United States, that task is getting harder and harder every single day.
Thankfully, law enforcement in Maine is always on their a-game and seemingly able to stop a massive amount of drug flow in the state of Maine before it is able to become an even larger problem.
According to WMTW News 8, several Maine law enforcement agencies were involved in a major drug bust on Saturday that ended in the seizure of guns cash and drugs, plus the arrest of at least one person involved.
The news station is reporting that the Hamden Maine Police Department, along with several other Maine agencies, have been investigating a drug trafficking ring in Eastern Maine for quite sometime.
The news station is reporting that, as part of that same ongoing investigation, police searched a home in the town of Orrington, Maine on Saturday. Concluding that search was the discovery of 82 grams of what they believe to be fentanyl, 63 grams of crack cocaine and over a pound of meth.
Officials go on to say that as part of the drug trafficking investigation, Benjamin Sirois was arrested on April 1 on charges that include illegal possession of firearms and drug trafficking.
WMTW is reporting that the investigation is still ongoing, despite the arrest already made. We will continue to keep this story updated as more information becomes available to us, either by the Hamden, Maine Police Department, or the reporting news station.
All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.