All three remaining suspects in connection with a series of drug busts in Aroostook County have now been apprehended.

Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says the final remaining suspect, Fernando Vasquez, was arrested in Bangor today and charged with selling crack cocaine. Two others, Amber Shaw and Josh Easler, were arrested overnight. Shaw is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and Easler is charged with trafficking in heroin.

The arrests are the result of a lengthy criminal investigation that targeted several people who were suspected of selling drugs in many Aroostook County communities. The investigation included surveillance, interviews, and the undercover purchases of drugs. MDEA agents fanned out across the county last week to make the arrests. Two of the nine suspects were arrested by MDEA agents in Kennebec County, since they had moved before the investigation was completed.

The following people are also facing felony drug charges:

  • Lucas Wyman, age 31 of Presque Isle - charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine
  • Kurt Doody, age 22 of Caribou - charged with Trafficking in Fentanyl
  • Autumn Parady, age 20 of Gardiner (formerly of Caribou) - charged with Trafficking in Fentanyl
  • Scott Pelletier, age 28 of Limestone - charged with Trafficking in Heroin
  • Tyler Cyr, age 31 of Caribou - charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine
  • George Tamberello, age 31 of Caribou - charged with Trafficking in Crack Cocaine
  • Brian Cyr, age 36 of Caribou - charged with Trafficking in Crack Cocaine
  • Chris Tuttle, age 30 of Presque Isle - charged with Trafficking in Heroin
  • Nicholas Hall, age 33 of Presque Isle - charged with Trafficking in Heroin

 

Officials say all the charges are Class B crimes, which carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in state prison. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency was assisted in this investigation by the Aroostook County Sheriff's Office, Maine State Police, Caribou Police Department, Presque Isle Police Department, Limestone Police Department, and Augusta Police Department.