Skowhegan Police went to a home looking for a stolen chainsaw but came away with a significant amount of illegal drugs.

What Drugs Were Seized in This Bust?

Chief Bucknam says Skowhegan Officers, along with Maine Drug Enforcement Agents, and Maine State Police executed a search warrant on Hill Road in Canaan on Wednesday. Originally, they were looking for a chainsaw that had been stolen. But they walked away with much more.

The search of the home resulted in the seizure of 552.9 grams of Fentanyl, 34.6 grams of cocaine, and 1.6 grams of methamphetamine. In addition, police located over $1,200 in cash, which was taken into evidence. Two people have been arrested and charged with multiple felonies.

Who Was Arrested?

Garrett Cote, 24, is charged with:

  • Receiving stolen property
  • Multiple bail violations
  • Aggravated trafficking of fentanyl
  • Aggravated trafficking of cocaine
  • Unlawful possession of methamphetamine

Cote is being held at the Somerset County Correctional Facility with no bail allowed

Rylee Spofford, 19, is charged with:

  • Aggravated trafficking of fentanyl
  • Aggravated trafficking of cocaine
  • Unlawful possession of methamphetamine

Spofford is being held on $25,000 cash bail.

Chief Bucknam encourages anyone who is suffering from substance abuse to contact the Skowhegan Police Department of Kennebec Behavioral Health. To find local recovery resources, call 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 for a list of resources available in your area.

How Do I Report 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 closest to them. Information can also be reported by texting MDEA to TIP411 (847411) or by calling the MDEA tip line at 1-800-452-6457.

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