Three Milo residents are charged with drug trafficking after an investigation into the sale of fentanyl and crack cocaine.

The arrests were the result of a two-month joint investigation, involving the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency's North Central Task Force in Bangor and the Milo Police Department. Arrested were:

  • Jose Vasquez, 44, of Milo, charged with 2 counts of class B trafficking in cocaine.
  • Denise Sibert, 42, of Milo, charged with 2 counts of class B trafficking in cocaine.
  • Caleb Emery, 26, of Milo, charged with 1 count of class B trafficking in cocaine.

Officials say charges against Vasquez and Sibert could be elevated to aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs, because both have previous drug felony convictions. They were taken to the Piscataquis County Jail, where bail was set at $10,000 cash for each. Vasquez was able to post bail and released from custody. Emery was transported to the Penobscot County Jail, where his bail was set at $7,500 cash.

MDEA officials say undercover agents were able to make purchases of both fentanyl and crack cocaine from a residence on Albert Street in Milo, where Vasquez and Sibert live. On Thursday afternoon, drug agents, Milo Police Officers, and Piscataquis County Sheriff's Deputies executed a search warrant at the Albert Street address, while Vasquez and Sibert were home. Seized in that search were close to $12,000 in suspected drug trafficking proceeds, and other evidence of illicit drug sales. 

Anyone with information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs is urged to contact the Maine Drug Enforcement office closest to them, or by texting MDEA to TIP411 (847411) or by calling the MDEA tip-line at 1-800-452-6457.

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