February 22, 2018
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Drug agents nab Sanford pair on cocaine, heroin charges

By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

SANFORD, Maine — A pair of local men were arrested on Friday for allegedly distributing heroin and crack cocaine throughout York County, police said.

Tommy Lord, 32, and Todd Blanchette, 47, are both accused of aggravated trafficking in Schedule W drugs, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Commander Peter Arno said.

Investigative efforts into the men’s drug use had been ongoing for three months thanks to an increased heroin presence in Sanford, according to Arno. Investigators from the MDEA’s York District Task Force were able to determine Lord was making trips out of state to pick up contraband for distribution in the Sanford area.

On Friday, agents learned that Lord was again heading out of state to obtain drugs, and his vehicle was pulled over on Route 109 in Wells around 8 p.m., Arno said.

Lord had just returned to Maine upon being stopped, the commander said. Blanchette was a passenger.

A search of the vehicle and the two men turned up 88 grams of crack cocaine, 18 grams of heroin and 96 dosage units of 30 milligram oxycodone, Arno said. A Maine EBT card was also seized from Lord. Arno said the card was not in his name and investigators are attempting to determine how he obtained it.

The combined street value of the drugs is $14,500. A variety of prescription drugs were also seized from the men’s homes.

Both men are being held at the York County Jail on $50,000 bail.


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