PORTLAND, Maine — A 21-year-old Portland man was arrested Friday and charged with selling crack cocaine throughout Greater Portland.
Ian Nono was arrested after allegedly meeting with and selling crack cocaine to an undercover drug agent Tuesday afternoon in the area of Canco Road and Washington Avenue, according to a release from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.
When agents and uniformed police officers approached Nono, he allegedly struggled with officers and then fled before being arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking in scheduled drugs and refusing to submit to arrest.
Agents then executed a search warrant at Nono’s home and allegedly seized two handguns and ammunition. According to the MDEA, one of the guns was reported stolen in Florida.
Authorities also seized more than $3,000 they suspect to be drug proceeds, suspected counterfeit currency “and other items indicative of drug trafficking,” MDEA Cmdr. Scott Pelletier said in the news release.
According to the release, MDEA agents in February began investigating reports that Nono, who allegedly also goes by the street name “Night,” was distributing crack in Greater Portland.
Over the next two months, agents allegedly purchased crack cocaine from Nono, who instructed the agents where to meet to buy the drug.
Nono was held at Cumberland County Jail on $10,000 cash bail. He was scheduled for arraignment Wednesday afternoon, according to a jail official.