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Seizure of Illegal Drugs and Loaded Firearm in Southern Maine

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Charles Aboda 27, of Portland has been arrested and charged with 2 counts of unlawful aggravated trafficking in drugs, including fentanyl and cocaine.

From the Maine State Police:

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Portland Police Department announce the arrest of a Portland man for aggravated drug trafficking charges and the seizure of a significant amount of illegal drugs and a loaded firearm.

For the past three months, MDEA agents from the Cumberland District Task Force and officers from the Portland Police Department’s Crime Reduction Unit (CRU) conducted an investigation into the illegal trafficking of illegal drugs by Charles Aboda of Portland. Information was received that Aboda was selling large quantities of illegal drugs as well as making smaller, street level sales to local drug users. During the investigation, agents conducted undercover purchases of illegal drugs directly from ABODA, to include fentanyl. On Tuesday afternoon, April 23, 2024, agents and CRU officers arrested Aboda without incident in the Bay Side area of Portland on the drug trafficking warrants listed above. At the time of his arrest agents seized approximately 3 ounces of fentanyl, and cocaine, as well as $1000 in suspected drug proceeds. Aboda was transported to the Cumberland County Jail by Portland Police. Bail was set on the
warrants at $15,000 cash. Subsequent to Abodas’ arrest, agents executed a search warrant at a residence in the West End area of Portland related to the three-month investigation. The search of the residence resulted in the seizure of approximately 2 ounces of fentanyl, cocaine, crack cocaine and methamphetamine, as well as a loaded handgun and approximately $10,000 in suspected drug proceeds.

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