8 Pounds Of Heroin Seized – Largest Seizure In Maine
Maine Drug Agents seized 8 pounds of heroin in busts in Southern Maine and Massachusetts.
Two people were arrested as part of the investigation, that happened last Friday. The operation led to the seizure of 4.4 pounds of heroin/fentanyl in Massachusetts, which was destined for Maine. Agents also seized over 4 pounds of heroin/fentanyl in Southern Maine, which is a record for the state.
39-year-old Jason Bolduc of Parsonsfield was arrested by state and federal agents after police stopped a vehicle on Nowell Street in Sanford. Also arrested with him was 35-year-old Nichole Farrar of Sanford. Both were charged with Unlawful Trafficking in a Scheduled W Drug (heroin/fentanyl) and both remain at the York County Jail.
The combined street value of the seized drugs is over $1.8 million. MDEA agents from the York District Task Force, along with agents from the USDEA, have been investigating Bolduc for the past four months. Bolduc was suspected of selling the drug throughout Southern Maine from his home at 27 Franks Place in Parsonsfield, which is a few hundred feet from Route 153 and the state border with new Hampshire.
Agents stopped a rental vehicle that Bolduc was in on January 13th and seized 3.88 pounds of heroin and $2,473 in cash. Investigators then tracked down a storage unit Bolduc had rented in Wakefield, N.H., which contained $177,881 in cash, several handguns, and ledger books detailing past drug sales. Maine Public Safety Commissioner John Morris said the heroin seizure is the largest in state history and is the equivalent of over 35,000 doses.
The Carroll County, New Hampshire, Sheriff's Office and Wakefield, NH Police assisted in the seizure at the storage unit. In all, over $180,000 in cash was seized. Several vehicles, worth over $100,000, were also taken from the scene. This investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.