Old Orchard Beach Police seized a large amount of illegal drugs while serving a warrant on a Biddeford man.

Who Was Arrested?

Officials say they received an anonymous tip on July 25th that a man named Randy Monroe, 61, of Biddeford was living in a residence located at 17 Cliff Avenue in Old Orchard Beach. Monroe had several warrants out for his arrest, including for domestic violence assault, unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs, and probation revocation. OOB Police Officers confirmed that the suspect was at the address and attempted to serve the warrants, but Monroe initially refused to exit the building. Eventually, however, he was taken into custody and transported to the York County Jail, where he's being held without bail.

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What Drugs Were Seized?

Police conducted a search of the residence and located a number of illegal drugs in Monroe's backpack, as well as $17,589 in suspected drug proceeds, and items consistent with drug trafficking. The drugs seized in this search included 207 grams of meth, 63 grams of fentanyl, 153.1 grams of crack cocaine, 228 suboxone strips, and a large assortment of prescription drugs.

In addition to the warrants, Monroe is now also charged with three counts of class A trafficking in scheduled drugs. More charges are expected.

How Do I Provide Information to Police About Suspected Illegal Drug Activity?

Anyone with information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in their community is urged to contact the Maine Drug Enforcement Office nearest to them. Tips can also be submitted by texting MDEA to TIP411 (847411), or by calling the MDEA tip line at 1-800-452-6457.

If you suffer from substance use disorder, please call 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 for information about available resources in your area.

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