A Biddeford woman is the second person facing charges in connection with the seizure of 7 pounds of fentanyl.

The Second Person Arrested is Also Charged With Aggravated Trafficking in Fentanyl

Alyssa Staples, 23, of Biddeford is charged with unlawful aggravated trafficking in fentanyl. Previously arrested in this case was Almuntadhar M. Mohammed, who faces multiple counts of aggravated trafficking in fentanyl. The charges were elevated to aggravated because of the total drug weight and firearm possession.


A Search of the Couple's Biddeford Home Netted 7 Pounds of Fentanyl and Guns

The charges stem from an eight-month investigation into the trafficking of fentanyl in Southern Maine. As part of the investigation, several undercover purchases of fentanyl were made by drug agents in both Cumberland and York Counties. Officials searched Mohammed's apartment on Ray Street in Biddeford and seized over 7 pounds of fentanyl, a loaded firearm, and other items consistent with drug trafficking.

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Staples was also arrested based on evidence seized during the May 1st search warrant in Biddeford. Mohammed and Staples are in a domestic relationship and live together. Ms. Staples was charged by summons with an initial appearance court date in July.

MDEA Agents Want to Hear From You If You Have Info on Illegal Drug Sales

If you or someone you know suffers from substance use disorder, please 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 nearest them. They can also text MDEA to TIP411 (847411) or call the MDEA tip line at 1-800-452-6457.

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