Drug Agents Seize Two Pounds of Fentanyl, Arrest Portland Man
A Portland man is facing charges after drug agents seized two pounds of Fentanyl and several firearms.
A vehicle driven by Hunter York, 21, was stopped by Portland Police on Forest Avenue in Portland and arrested on a charge of aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs after a search of his vehicle turned up fentanyl and two firearms. York was taken to the Cumberland County Jail, where his bail was set at $100,000. After obtaining a search warrant, drug agents found over two pounds of fentanyl in powder and tablet form, as well as 125 MDMA or Ecstasy capsules, two more firearms, and $15,000 in suspected drug proceeds. Police say one of the weapons is believed to have been stolen from Saco last year.
Officials say the fentanyl has a street value of $140,000 and its seizure will have a significant impact on the drug's availability throughout Cumberland and York counties. Fentanyl is 100 times more potent than morphine and many times that of heroin, according to the MDEA and is one of the leading causes of drug overdoses, including deaths, in the state.
Anyone with information about this case or any illegal drug sales is encouraged to contact the MDEA office closest to you, or text MDEA to TIP411 (847411) or calling the MDEA tip-line at 800-452-6457.