June 22, 2018
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Two New York men arrested at South Portland hotel

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — A pair of New York City men were arrested Tuesday afternoon after a drug bust at a South Portland hotel, according to police.

Lt. Frank Clark said in a statement that officers were dispatched to the Days Inn on Maine Mall Road to investigate the report of an odor of marijuana coming from a second-story room.

When officers arrived and identified themselves, one man, Anthony Calderon, 30, of Brooklyn, reportedly jumped out a window before quickly being apprehended in the parking lot.

After police secured the room, a second man, Davidson Cordero, 22, also of Brooklyn, was found hiding in a nearby room that was left open for cleaning, according to Clark.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency was called in to execute a search warrant and 200 bags of heroin with a street value of $4,000, 50 grams of cocaine valued at $5,000, $7,000 in cash and a handgun with the serial number filed off were found in the room, the lieutenant said.

Calderon was taken to Maine Medical Center, where he remains Wednesday under armed guard, for treatment of minor injuries suffered in the fall. Clark said Calderon has a lengthy rap sheet for drugs in New York.

Cordero was was arrested and charged with trespass. He was taken to the Cumberland County Jail and later released on bail.

Clark said the MDEA is investigating the incident and charges of aggravated trafficking in cocaine are anticipated against Calderon.

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