Portland man arrested for trafficking fentanyl, over $10,000 worth seized

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PORTLAND — A local man has been detained by law enforcement for his alleged involvement in the illegal distribution of fentanyl, authorities announced on April 12.

James Ferrar, 30, faces three counts of unlawful trafficking in Schedule W drugs, following an operation conducted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA) in collaboration with the Portland Police Department.

The arrest took place on April 11 around 1 p.m., when MDEA agents and Portland police officers took Ferrar into custody without incident as he reportedly delivered fentanyl to an undercover agent in the west end of Portland.

An ongoing investigation, which spanned the previous month, led to the surveillance and undercover purchases of the drug directly from Ferrar.

The coordinated efforts culminated in a search warrant executed at Ferrar’s residence at 252 Vaughn Street in Portland.

The search yielded over 100 grams of fentanyl, along with digital scales, packaging materials, and other items typically associated with drug trafficking.

The narcotics were prepared in various quantities, presumably for sale, with an estimated street value of approximately $10,000.

Further charges are anticipated in connection to the drugs found during the search.

Following his arrest, Ferrar was transported to the Cumberland County Jail.

Bail was set at $1,000 based on the warrants.

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