Penobscot County deputy seizes 60 grams of fentanyl during traffic stop

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EDDINGTON — A Penobscot County Sheriff’s Office deputy seized 60 grams of fentanyl during a routine traffic stop on Route 9 on April 3 at 8:50 p.m., according to a media release from the office.

Sheriff Troy Morton reported that the deputy, who is assigned to Eddington and Clifton, initiated the stop and discovered that a passenger in the vehicle was out of jail on five separate bail conditions.

The deputy’s investigation during the stop established probable cause to search the vehicle, leading to the discovery of the fentanyl.

The incident is part of an ongoing investigation, and no additional information has been made available at this time.

The Sheriff’s Office highlighted the significance of the seizure as a testament to the value of community policing contracts and the continued commitment of law enforcement across the state to eradicate dangerous drugs from local communities.

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