Maine Drug Agents Arrest a Fairfield Man, Seize Fentanyl, Cocaine
A search of a Fairfield home resulted in the seizure of $65,000 worth of drugs and two vehicles, as well as the arrest of the man who lives there.
Who Was Arrested?
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has charged Justin Lacroix, 35, with aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs (fentanyl and cocaine). Officials say the charges were elevated to aggravated because of the amount of drugs that were seized.
Shannon Moss, spokesperson for the Maine Department of Public Safety, says the arrest was the result of a search warrant executed at the Lacroix residence on Thursday morning. Drug agents went to the home on Hardwood Lane in Fairfield after a month-long investigation into the sale of cocaine and fentanyl in the Fairfield area.
What Was Seized in the Search?
During the search, agents found 280 grams of fentanyl and 225 grams of cocaine. The drugs were seized, as well as $43,000 in suspected drug proceeds, and paraphernalia congruent with the sale of illegal drugs. In addition, police confiscated a Mercedes Benz automobile and a Chevrolet pickup truck. The MDEA reports the street value of the drugs found in this raid is approximately $65,000.
Lacroix was taken to the Somerset County Jail.
Maine Drug Agents were supported in this investigation by the Maine State Police Tactical Team, Maine Probation and Parole, and the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office.
Who Do I Contact If I Think I Know Someone Selling Drugs?
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, or by texting MDEA to Tip411 (847411), or by calling the MDEA tip-line at 1-800-452-6457.