Three people are facing drug charges after they were allegedly caught in Greenbush with fentanyl and other drugs.

Why Were Deputies at the House?

The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office reports Deputies went to the Greenbush home in search of a wanted suspect at approximately 8:00 Friday night. When they arrived, they encountered 30-year-old David Paterson, 26-year-old Latasha Shaffer, and 26-year-old Nicholas Paterson, all of Greenbush, who were at the residence. Deputies ran a check on the occupants and found that David Paterson had several active warrants out for his arrest and active bail conditions. Shaffer also had a warrant out for her arrest and active bail conditions, and Nicholas Paterson had active bail conditions. All three were placed in custody while police searched the home.

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What Drugs Were Seized?

Seized as a result of that search were 86 gross grams of suspected fentanyl, 23.9 gross grams of suspected methamphetamine, and 12 prescription pills. The suspects were arrested on various charges including:

  • David Paterson - Aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs and violation of conditions of release
  • Latasha Shaffer - Aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs and violation of conditions of release
  • Nicholas Paterson - Violation of conditions of release

The Penobscot County Sheriff's Office was assisted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency on this investigation, which is ongoing.

Who Do I Notify About Illegal Drug Activity?

Anyone with information about the illicit sale of drugs in their community is urged to contact their local law enforcement or the Maine Drug Enforcement office closest to them, by texting MDEA to TIP411 (847411), or by calling the MDEA Tip-Line at 1-800-452-6457.

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