Multiple Arrests Made in Massive Maine Drug Seizure
According to a press release from Maine Public Safety Spokeswoman, Shannon Moss, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, along with support from the Hancock County Sheriff's Office, have taken multiple people into custody and a large amount of drugs off the street.
Moss said that following a drug investigation, three men from the town of Sullivan, Maine have been arrested and charged with drug trafficking. Officials began investigating a home in Sullivan last month on suspicions of drug activity, particularly the trafficking of deadly fentanyl. During the investigation, an undercover agent was able to purchase fentanyl from the home, located on Morancy Road.
Moss went on to say that on Monday evening at around 8 pm, agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, as well as members of the Hancock County Sheriff's Department, Maine State Police Tactical Team, Customs & Border Protection, Homeland Security and the FBI, successfully executed a search warrant at the Sullivan home.
Following the search, officials were able to recover 330 grams of fentanyl, 35 grams of cocaine, a 12-guage shotgun and $3,700 in cash. Officials believe the street value of all the drugs seized is approximately $55,000.
The following men were arrested and charged following the search, according to the press release. They are charged as follows:
Steven Maldonado Rodriguez (27) of South Lawrence, MA and Puerto Rico – Class A Aggravated Trafficking of Schedule Drugs.
Christopher Smith (41) of Sullivan, Maine – Class A Aggravated Trafficking Schedule W Drugs.
Randolph Garland (58) of Sullivan, Maine - Class A Aggravated Trafficking of Schedule W Drugs.