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Seven pounds of fentanyl seized and man arrested in Maine

Seven pounds of fentanyl was seized with a loaded gun and one man was arrested following a drug trafficking investigation in Biddeford.

Multiple charges

The MDEA investigated the case for eight months and on Wednesday arrested 24-year-old Almuntadhar M. Mohammed of Biddeford for unlawful drug trafficking and unlawful aggravated drug trafficking. Aggravated enhancements due to total drug weight and firearm possession.

Out-of-state drug sources

Police said Mohammed purchased large quantities of fentanyl from out-of-state sources. He repackaged the drugs and sold them in Cumberland and York counties.

Undercover purchases

Agents made undercover purchases of fentanyl at various locations. Mohammed had warrants for the sale.

Arrested during undercover sales

“Cumberland and York District task forces and Saco Police Department officers arrested Mohammed without incident when he arrived at a Saco business parking lot to deliver fentanyl to an undercover officer,” the MDEA said.

Released on bail

Mohammed was taken to the York County Jail. He was later released on $7,500.

Looking for an apartment

Following his arrest, a search warrant was executed at his apartment at 21 Ray Street in Biddeford.

Seven pounds of fentanyl seized with loaded gun

MDEA agents and Biddeford police seized more than seven pounds (3,381 grams) of fentanyl, a loaded handgun, $2,500 in suspected drug proceeds and other evidence of drug trafficking.

Street value of drugs over $300,000

The estimated street value of the seized fentanyl is over $300,000.

$100,000 bail

Mohammed was arrested again on May 2 over the seized evidence. He was taken into custody in Saco and transported to the York County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

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