Two men are facing drug charges after sheriff's deputies seized over six pounds of cocaine and thousands of dollars in suspected drug proceeds.

What Was Seized in the Bust?

The incident began as a traffic stop in Farmingdale. A Deputy with the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office stopped a vehicle on Maine Avenue Friday night. The reason for the stop has not been released but the deputy found sufficient reason to search the vehicle.

During that search, they allegedly found 6.5 pounds of cocaine, nearly 10 ounces of fentanyl or suspected fentanyl, and 14 grams of methamphetamine. WMTW-TV reports officials also seized more than $23,000 in cash from the vehicle.

Who Was Arrested?

Two people who were in the vehicle were arrested:

  • David N. Maldonado, 29, from New York is charged with two counts of aggravated trafficking in cocaine and violation of conditional release.
  • Gene Northrup, 58, of Maine is charged with unlawful trafficking in methamphetamine and unlawful possession of cocaine.
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Who Should We Call With Information About Illegal Drug Sales?

If you suffer from substance use disorder, call 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 for a list of resources in your area.

Anyone with information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in their community is encouraged to contact the Maine Drug Enforcement office closest to them. Information can also be relayed by texting MDEA to TIP411 (847411) or by calling the MDEA tip-line at 1-800-452-6457.

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