Auburn Arrests Outside the Jail Lead to $250K Drug Bust in Bangor
The arrest of two people with counterfeit jail money outside the jail in Auburn last week has led police to a significant drug seizure in Bangor.
On Thursday, Angelena Quirion, 39, of Bangor and Adam Jalbert, 33, of Caribou were arrested outside the Androscoggin County Jail, after they allegedly tried to use counterfeit money to pay someone's bail.
Jail officials called Auburn Police, who found the pair in a car in the jail parking lot and conducted a search. Seized from that vehicle was a large amount of cocaine, fentanyl, and methamphetamine. The duo was arrested and Auburn Police contacted investigators assigned to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency's North Central Task Force in Bangor.
MDEA officials launched an investigation that led them to Quirion's apartment on Bower Street in Bangor. On Friday, they executed a search warrant at the residence and seized two pounds of fentanyl, nearly two pounds of methamphetamine, over $30,000 in suspected drug proceeds, two handguns, and an AR 15 rifle. Officials say the street value of the drugs seized in Bangor is approximately $250,000.
Quirion is still being held in the Androscoggin County Jail on the Auburn charges. Authorities say it's expected that these two cases will be joined by prosecutors at the appropriate time.