A husband and wife from Hancock are facing drug trafficking charges after MDEA agents seized a significant amount of fentanyl from their home.

Who Was Arrested?

Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says two people were arrested on Tuesday, April 25th during a traffic stop on the Buttermilk Road in Lamoine.

  • Jacob Carney, 32, who was already out on 6 sets of bail.
  • Crystal Carney aka Crystal Costin, 37, who was already out on 3 sets of bail.

They are both charged with two counts each of aggravated trafficking in fentanyl and bail was denied. Both people are being held at the Hancock County Jail.

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What Was Seized in the Search?

The arrests follow an investigation into the distribution of fentanyl throughout Hancock County. Maine Drug Enforcement agents were aided by members of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office and the Ellsworth Police Department in this investigation, which included undercover purchases of fentanyl from the couple in Hancock County.

After the Carneys were taken into custody, Sheriff's Deputies executed a search warrant at their home on Thistle Lane in Hancock. Seized in that search were approximately 46 grams of fentanyl, $6,900 in suspected drug proceeds, and a 2016 Kawasaki off-road motorcycle that investigators determined had been traded for drugs. The estimated street value of the seized fentanyl was approximately $7,000.

A minor child was in the home, at the time of the search, so a call was made to the Department of Health and Human Services. Officials say this investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible.

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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