South Portland man arrested in drug trafficking investigation

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PORTLAND — South Portland Police, in collaboration with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, apprehended Lynel Moultrie, 42, on charges of drug trafficking today at about 10 a.m.

The arrest is the result of an extensive investigation by the two agencies into Moultrie’s alleged drug activities.

Officers executed search warrants at two South Portland residences, 857 Broadway #2 and 112 Colin Kelly Rd., where they found evidence pertinent to the case.

South Portland Police Chief Dan Ahern highlighted the significance of the arrest. “This individual was selling drugs in our community, and he has been arrested thanks to this coordinated effort,” Ahern stated.

He expressed his gratitude towards both the MDEA and the South Portland officers for their relentless work in safeguarding the community and curbing the local drug trade.

Moultrie is now facing four counts of trafficking in Schedule B drugs as the legal process moves forward.

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