Saco Man Arrested with $15K Worth of Fentanyl
MDEA agents say a Saco man was arrested for allegedly bringing large amounts of fentanyl from Massachusetts into Maine.
Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland says the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency's York District Task Force has been investigating 53-year-old Scott Pendleton, who they believed was purchasing large quantities of fentanyl in Massachusetts and bringing it back to Maine. He would then allegedly weigh the drugs, repackage them into individual dose sizes, and sell them throughout the Biddeford-Saco area.
Tuesday night, drug agents say they witnessed Pendleton allegedly delivering the drug to customers in Saco. With assistance from the Saco Police, the suspect's vehicle was stopped on Elm Street, where agents seized 103 grams of fentanyl and $4,145 in cash. Pendleton was transported to the York County Jail by Saco Police, where bail was set at $25,000 cash.
Officials say the street value of the fentanyl is $15,000.