New Jersey Man Caught in Maine with $24K Worth of Fentanyl, Coke
A New Jersey man is facing drug trafficking charges in Maine, after police seized $24,000 worth of fentanyl and cocaine.
Where Were the Drugs Found?
It was just after 1:00 Friday morning, May 5th, when a 2008 Hyundai Elantra was pulled over for a traffic violation on Main Street in Richmond. During the stop, Sagadahoc County Deputy Zach Kindelan learned that there may have been drugs in the vehicle and so he conducted a search. Out of the three occupants, one was found to be in possession of illegal drugs. The other two people in the vehicle were not charged.
Seized in that search were 92 grams of fentanyl, 130 grams of cocaine, and over $14,000 in cash. Officials say the street value of the drugs is approximately $24,000.
Who Was Arrested?
The vehicle's passenger, Omaree D. Williams, 22, of Ocean Park, New Jersey was arrested and now faces the following charges:
- Unlawful trafficking in fentanyl
- Unlawful trafficking in cocaine
He was taken to Two Bridges Jail, where he's being held on $10,000 bail. Williams is expected to appear in the West Bath District Court on July 18th.
Where Can I Report Illegal Drug Activity?
If you suffer from substance use disorder, call 211 or text your zip code to 898-211 for a list of resources in your area.
Anyone with information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in their community is encouraged to contact the Maine Drug Enforcement office closest to them. Information can also be relayed by texting MDEA to TIP411 (847411) or by calling the MDEA tip-line at 1-800-452-6457.