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MDEA Halts Out of State Fentanyl and Cocaine Shipment

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A pair from Skowhegan were arrested yesterday, Jan. 5, following the discovery of a significant amount of fentanyl and cocaine in their vehicle. Agents believe the drugs were being transported into the State of Maine for redistribution throughout Somerset and Kennebec Counties.

Acting on information received from anonymous sources, agents assigned to MDEA’s South Central Task Force in Augusta, Maine, opened an investigation into a Skowhegan man and his girlfriend believed to be transporting illicit drugs from Haverhill, Massachusetts back into the state for redistribution within the Central Maine area. Investigators were able to identify a 2009
Ford Escape that the pair had left the state in. Working with investigators from Massachusetts, agents were able to confirm that this vehicle was spotted in Haverhill late Wednesday afternoon.

Early last evening agents observed the Ford Escape traveling Northbound on I-95 in the Gardiner area. This vehicle was later stopped in the Augusta area with the assistance of the Maine State
Police. The vehicle was driven by 42-year-old Christopher Park, of Skowhegan. In the passenger seat was Park’s girlfriend, 36-year-old Stacy Bowman, also of Skowhegan. Following the stop, the Ford Escape was searched utilizing a State Police drug detection K-9.

Located in the vehicle was approximately 330 grams of fentanyl and 85 grams of cocaine. Estimated street value of the drugs seized is approximately $60,000.

Both Park and Bowman were transported to the Kennebec County Jail and have been charged with Class A, Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Fentanyl and Crack). Bail was set
by a bail commissioner at $15,000 each. Booking photos may be obtained from the Kennebec County Jail.

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