June 25, 2018
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Freeport man indicted for allegedly selling high-quality crystal meth near Yarmouth school

By Beth Brogan, BDN Staff

YARMOUTH, Maine — A 47-year-old Freeport man has been indicted after drug agents say he sold high-quality methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a school in July.

Patrick Clark, 47, of Freeport was indicted by a Cumberland County grand jury on one count of Class A aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and one count of Class B trafficking in scheduled drugs.

Cmdr. Scott Pelletier of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said Wednesday that undercover agents purchased just less than 4 grams of methamphetamine from Clark on July 15 at a school off Route 1.

Clark allegedly sold high-quality “crystal meth” unlike that produced in Maine, leading agents to believe he was part of a larger drug ring.

“Although we do see small, ‘one-pot’ meth labs [in Maine], typically [they do not produce] this high-grade crystal that looks almost like broken glass, or ice,” Pelletier said. “We typically see that from out West. When we see homemade meth in the state, it’s usually not as pure.”

No other arrests have been made, although Pelletier said the investigation continues and he expects more people will be charged.

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