A Millinocket man is facing charges for allegedly selling drugs that resulted in a fatal overdose.

When Did This Investigation Begin?

The woman's medical emergency on Penobscot Avenue in Millinocket was reported over a year ago, on November 21st, 2022. East Millinocket Police say when the officer arrived at the scene, they found a woman who was unconscious and not breathing. Fire Department personnel arrived soon after and attempted life-saving measures that were, sadly, unsuccessful. The 45-year-old woman's cause of death was confirmed by the Maine Chief Medical Examiner's Office to have been the result of a drug overdose.

Who Has Been Arrested?

Police worked with the District Attorney's Office to launch an investigation into the circumstances leading up to the woman's death. As a result, information was presented to a Grand Jury in November 2023 that resulted in the indictment of Daniel Grabber, 40, of Millinocket, for unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs resulting in death.

A warrant was issued for Grabber and he was taken into custody on November 30th, 2023 at his home, without incident. Grabber was transported to the Penobscot County Jail, where his bail was set for $75,000.

Who Do I Contact if I Have Information 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 near 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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