3rd Arrest, More Fentanyl Seized As Part of a Corinna Drug Bust
Maine Drug Enforcement Agents have made arrests and seized over a kilo of fentanyl from a home in Corinna.
UPDATE: As part of this ongoing investigation, police have now arrested a third person. Dylan Ireland,25, of Corinna was charged with aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs, after a search of a Newport motel room resulted in the seizure of 482 grams of fentanyl. The street value of the Newport drugs is estimated at approximately $73,000.
How Were Police Led to the Corinna Home?
MDEA officials have been investigating the importation of fentanyl into Maine from Massachusetts by out-of-state traffickers, which are being brought into the state to be sold throughout Penobscot County. Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says the investigation included the undercover purchase of fentanyl from a Corinna mobile home.
What Was Seized in the Search?
At approximately 8:00 Tuesday evening, investigators from the MDEA's North Central Task Force, along with members of the Maine State Police Tactical Team and Penobscot County Sheriff's Office, executed a search warrant at the residence located in the Maple Ridge Mobile Home Park in Corinna. As a result of that search, officials seized over 1 kilogram of suspected fentanyl, along with $1,600 in suspected drug proceeds. The estimated street value of the drugs is approximately $165,000.
Who Was Arrested?
Two people have been arrested in connection with this investigation.
- David Ireland, 61, of Corinna, Maine. He's charged with class A aggravated trafficking of Schedule W drugs (fentanyl). The charge was elevated to aggravated because of the amount of drugs seized in this search.
- Carlos Daniel Del Jesus Garcia, 22, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, and the Dominican Republic. He's charged with class A aggravated trafficking of Schedule W drugs (fentanyl). The charge was elevated to aggravated because of the amount of drugs seized in this search.
Both men were transported to the Penobscot County Jail, where they're being held without bail. This investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible.
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, or by texting MDEA to TIP411 (847411), or by calling the MDEA tip-line at 1-800-452-6457.
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