Two women from Maine and a man from New York are all facing charges in connection with a drug bust in Cherryfield.

Who Was Arrested?

The Maine Drug Enforcement Downeast Regional Task Force has been working with Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office for the past month, investigating the sale of drugs in the region, including some undercover drug purchases. Officials learned that individuals from outside Maine were traveling to Western Washington County, where they would coordinate with local drug traffickers to distribute the illegal drugs.

Three people were arrested as a result of this investigation:

  • Mandy Kane, 42, of Addison is charged with unlawful trafficking in cocaine base
  • Samantha Jo Moore, 20, of Machiasport is charged with unlawful trafficking in fentanyl
  • Willie Wynn, 20, of Rochester, New York is charged with theft and aggravated unlawful trafficking in fentanyl and cocaine

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says Mandy Kane was arrested in Cherryfield. Samantha Jo Moore was located driving a vehicle, which was stopped by police. Moore and Wynn, who was a passenger in the vehicle were both arrested on drug charges. Wynn was also charged with theft for a firearm seized by authorities that was found in his pocket.

What Drugs Were Seized?

After the traffic stop, a search warrant was executed at Wynn's rented room at the Red Barn Motel in Milbridge. Officials seized approximately 66 grams of cocaine base and 41 grams of fentanyl. All three suspects were transported to the Washington County Jail.

Who Do I Contact if I Have Information About Suspected Illegal Drug Activity?

Anyone with information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in their community is urged to contact the Maine Drug Enforcement Office nearest to them. Tips can also be submitted by texting MDEA to TIP411 (847411), or by calling the MDEA tip line at 1-800-452-6457.

If you suffer from substance use disorder, please call 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 for information about available resources in your area.

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