Nine Arrested on Felony Drug Charges
A lengthy criminal investigation targeting a number of people selling drugs in several Aroostook County communities has resulted in the arrests of nine people on felony drug offenses and MDEA is seeking three additional suspects.
Late last week MDEA Agents fanned out in the County to make these arrests. Two of the nine suspects were arrested by MDEA Agents in Kennebec County, as they had relocated before the investigation was complete. This investigation, which began in late 2017, involved surveillance, interviews and undercover purchases of drugs.
The following individuals have been charged:
Lucas Wynn, 31, of Presque Isle – Trafficking in Methamphetamine – (posted bail)
Kurt Doody, 22, of Caribou – Trafficking in Fentanyl – (remains in jail)
Autumn Parady, 20, of Gardiner (previously of Caribou) – Trafficking in Fentanyl – (posted bail)
Scott Pelletier 28, of Limestone – Trafficking in Heroin – (posted bail)
Tyler Cyr, 31, of Caribou – Trafficking in Methamphetamine – (posted bail)
George Tamberello, 31, of Caribou – Trafficking in Crack Cocaine – (posted bail)
Brian Cyr, 36, of Caribou – Trafficking in Crack Cocaine – (posted bail)
Chris Tuttle, 30, of Presque Isle – Trafficking in Heroin – (posted bail)
Nicholas Hall, 33, of Presque Isle – Trafficking in Heroin – (remains in jail)
In addition drug agents are seeking three more people as part of the investigation ---
Amber Shaw, 30, and Josh Easler, 29, both of Presque Isle
Fernando Vazquez 41, of Springfield, MA
All of these offenses are Class B crimes, which carry a maximum penalty of 10 years in state prison. These resource intensive investigations begin with the identification of people suspected of involvement with criminal drug activity, which is usually a combination of information shared with MDEA by area law enforcement, tips received directly from concerned citizens and/or information provided by suspects arrested by MDEA.
The Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office, Maine State Police, Caribou Police Department, Presque Isle Police Department, Limestone Police Department and Augusta Police Department assisted MDEA with the investigation as well as the locating and arresting the suspects.
Anyone with information on the location of Easler and Shaw are encouraged to call Aroostook County Crimestoppers at 800-638-8477 or text 207-538-8477.
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