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Four arrested on drug charges in Exeter

EXETER — Two Michigan residents and two Exeter residents were arrested on March 4 by MDEA agents of the Bangor-based North Central Task Force. These arrests are the culmination of an investigation into the sale of cocaine base and fentanyl from an Exeter home over the past couple of months.

MDEA agents were assisted by the Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office in the execution of a search warrant at a Mills Road home in Exeter. The search warrant was sought following the undercover purchases of crack cocaine and Fentanyl at the residence. During the search, agents recovered approximately 175 grams of crack cocaine, 120 grams of fentanyl, a semi-automatic handgun and cash believed to be the proceeds from drug trafficking. The drugs have a combined street value of $30,000.

Two minor children, both under the age of 5, who were in the Mills Road home at the time of the search warrant were turned over to the custody of DHHS.

Following the search, four individuals were arrested and charged with Class A- Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs: Daishawn William, 23 of Van Buren Township, Michigan, Justin Lett, 23 of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Justin Warman, 34 of Exeter, and Anne-Marie DeJesus, 33 of Exeter.

All charges were enhanced to the “Class A” offense due to the presence of minor children in the home, the presence of the firearm and the type/quantity of the drugs located during the search. 

William, Lett and Warman were all transported to the Hancock County Jail and are expected to make an initial appearance in court today. DeJesus was transported to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset where bail was set at $10,000 cash.

This investigation is ongoing and more arrests are possible.

If you have information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in your community, you are urged to contact the Maine Drug Enforcement office closest to you or by texting MDEA to TIP411 (847411) or by calling the MDEA tip-line at 1-800-452-6457.

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