May 27, 2018
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Police nab Philadelphia man allegedly distributing drugs in Maine

Quinton Smith
By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

YORK, Maine — A Philadelphia man was busted on the Maine Turnpike earlier this month with more than 80 grams of crack cocaine in his vehicle, police said.

Quinton Smith, 35, is facing a charge of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, a Class A felony, according to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency commander Scott Pelletier.

Over the last month, drug agents have been investigating distribution of cocaine throughout the Augusta area and midcoast regions, according to Pelletier.

“Agents determined a significant amount of crack cocaine and heroin was being transported by several individuals from Pennsylvania to Maine on a weekly basis,” Pelletier said.

On May 21, state police and York police performed a 10 p.m. traffic stop on the Maine Turnpike at the request of MDEA agents after they determined Smith had traveled from Maine to Philadelphia and would be returning north with crack cocaine, Pelletier said.

A search of his vehicle turned up $1,100 in drug proceeds, while the aforementioned contraband found in the car was valued at $10,000, Pelletier said.

Smith has numerous firearm and drug convictions out of Pennsylvania, and is being held at the York County Jail on $50,000 bail.


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