Palmyra Drug Bust Nets 3 Arrests, Fentanyl, Handguns
Three people are facing charges in connection with a drug bust in Palmyra that resulted in the seizure of fentanyl and handguns.
On Tuesday, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says agents witnessed illegal drug activity involving three people. A vehicle driven by Myles Cloutier was stopped on I-95, where a State Police drug detection dog indicated the presence of illegal drugs. Dustin McKenney and Lindsey Stenson were passengers in the vehicle. Officials found drug paraphernalia in the car, and a loaded .32 caliber handgun on McKenney's person. McKenney is prohibited from being in possession of firearms, due to his bail conditions.
Agents then executed a search warrant for two rooms at a Palmyra motel, which the investigation revealed the group was using as a base of operations. Seized from the motel were more than 50 grams of suspected fentanyl, two additional handguns (one of which was loaded) and more than $8,000 in cash, believed to be proceeds from drug sales. Officials say the conservative retail street value of the fentanyl is estimated at $12,000.seized fentanyl is estimated at $12,000.
The three face the following charges:
- Myles Cloutier, 28, of Hartland is charged with aggravated trafficking in fentanyl, prohibited possession of a firearm, and violation of parole. His bail was set at $10,000.
- Dustin McKenney, 27, of Skowhegan is charged with aggravated trafficking in fentanyl, and violation of bail. He is being held without bail.
- Lindsey Stenson, 23, of Skowhegan is charged with aggravated trafficking in fentanyl, violation of bail, and failure to give correct name and address. She received a summons due to health concerns.
Cloutier and McKenney were taken to the Somerset County Jail.