Maine Drug Enforcement makes trafficking arrests

Posted Dec. 18, 2010, at 1:13 a.m.

DOVER-FOXCROFT, Maine – Maine Drug Enforcement makes trafficking arrests — Maine Drug Enforcement agents, in conjunction with Piscataquis County law enforcement officers, have charged several area people with drug trafficking.

The charges stem in part from the work of an MDEA officer assigned by the Dover-Foxcroft Police Department, a position funded by a Department of Justice grant and the MDEA, the agency said in a press release.

The agent’s work with departments in the county and investigations have resulted in the following people being charged with felony drug crimes in the past two months:

Casey Cross, 20, Milo, two counts trafficking in hydrocodone and three violations of bail.

Robert Wood, 41, Milo, trafficking in Suboxone, a narcotic medication for the treatment of opioid dependency.

Starr Leeman, 33, Milo, trafficking in Suboxone.

Joseph Taylor, 31, Dover-Foxcroft, two counts trafficking in Suboxone.

Eric Pierce, 30, Guilford, trafficking in morphine.

Jeremy Libera, 22, Guilford, trafficking in Suboxone.

All of the charges are Class B offenses, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

“Getting this drug investigator position has been a long process,” Dover-Foxcroft Police Chief Dennis Dyer said Friday. “We have recognized the drug problem in our area for some time, but lacked the resources to aggressively deal with it. I am very pleased with the cooperation between all of the area agencies.”

MDEA Director Roy McKinney praised the local partnerships that make such investigations and arrests possible. “Without communication, cooperation and collaboration by law enforcement, the public suffers and drug dealers prosper.”

Those with information on drug crimes may call their local police or the MDEA toll-free at 800-452-6457.

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