Maine Drug Agents Seize Nearly 4 Pounds of Fentanyl in Sanford
Two people are facing charges after MDEA agents seized nearly 4 pounds of fentanyl from their home.
Maine Drug Enforcement agents have been investigating Scott Huff and Eva Valley for some time, including allegedly making purchases of fentanyl from the couple at their Pearl Street residence in Sanford. Officials say the pair would regularly travel out of state to purchase fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine for resale in the greater Sanford area.
Investigators learned that Huff and Valley were no longer living at the Pearl Street home, but were now living and operating out of a motor home. Officials got a search warrant, as well as arrest warrants for drug trafficking and, at 3:00 Saturday morning, converged on the motor home. The two were arrested, without incident, and transported to the York County Jail. A search of the motor home resulted in the seizure of 1,770 grams (3.8 pounds) of fentanyl, 188 grams of cocaine and crack, and 40 grams of methamphetamine. Also found in that search were a loaded 9mm handgun and $19,822.00 in suspected drug proceeds. The estimated street value of the drugs is $290,000. The fentanyl seized in this investigation represents over 3,000 individual doses of the drug.
40-year-old Scott Huff and 30-year-old Eva Valley were both charged with aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs (fentanyl, cocaine, methamphetamine). Huff's bail was set at $150,000 cash and Valley's was $100,000 cash. The charges were elevated to aggravated because of the amount of drugs that were seized.
Anyone with information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in this state is urged to contact the MDEA office closest to them, or by texting MDEA to TIP411 (847411), or by calling the MDEA tip-line at 800-452-6457.