Fentanyl Found in a Septic Tank, 2 People Arrested in Greenbush
Two people are facing charges after a drug bust in Greenbush that included the seizure of fentanyl, some of which was in a septic tank.
Who Was Arrested in This Drug Bust?
Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says two people were arrested as a result of this investigation:
- Cleudy Confesor Carmona Mejia, 34, of the Dominican Republic
- Kelcie Curtis, 26, from Greenbush
Both Mejia and Curtis are now charged with aggravated drug trafficking, Mejia's bail was set at $50,000 cash, while bail for Curtis was set at $35,000 cash.
What Led Officials to the Greenbush Residence?
Maine Drug Enforcement Agents have been working alongside local, county, state, and federal authorities, investigating an out-of-state drug trafficking organization that was believed to be responsible for distributing a significant amount of fentanyl throughout Maine, including Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock, and Somerset counties. As part of the investigation, Moss says the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has arrested and charged over a dozen people believed to be connected to the group and seized several pounds of the deadly drug fentanyl, as well as tens of thousands of dollars in illegal drug proceeds.
On Tuesday, March 7th, officials executed a search warrant at a home on the Spring Bridge Road in Greenbush, which resulted in the arrests of Mejia and Curtis. MDEA investigators had become aware of activity that involved members of the group operating out of the home and were able to make purchases inside the residence prior to the execution of the warrant.
What Was Seized in the Search?
As a result of the search, officials seized approximately 50 grams of fentanyl, some of which agents discovered in the home's septic tank. The estimated street value of the drugs was approximately $7,500. Also taken from the home were approximately $30,000 in suspected drug proceeds obtained over the last couple of weeks.
Anyone with information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in their community is urged to contact the Maine Drug Enforcement office closest to them. They can also text MDEA to TIP411 (847411) or by calling the MDEA tip-line at 1-800-452-6457.
If you're suffering with substance use disorder, please call 211 or text yoru zip code to 898-211 to learn more about resources available in your community.