Biddeford man arrested for fentanyl trafficking, over 7 pounds seized in Saco

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BIDDEFORD — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has announced the arrest of a Biddeford man for trafficking fentanyl throughout Southern Maine, following an extensive eight-month investigation by MDEA agents.

Almuntadhar M. Mohammed, 24, was arrested on May 1 in a Saco business parking lot as he attempted to deliver fentanyl to an undercover agent.

Mohammed faces multiple charges, including two counts of Unlawful Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Fentanyl) Class B and Unlawful Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Fentanyl) Class A.

Following his initial arrest, agents executed a search warrant at Mohammed’s apartment at 21 Ray Street in Biddeford, where they seized over seven pounds (3381 grams) of fentanyl, a loaded handgun, $2,500 in suspected drug proceeds, and items indicative of drug trafficking.

On May 2, based on the evidence gathered from Mohammed’s residence, additional arrest warrants were issued, charging him with five counts of Unlawful Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Fentanyl), with enhanced charges due to the significant amount of drugs and the possession of a firearm.

Mohammed was subsequently arrested and transported to the York County Jail, where bail was set at $100,000 for the new charges.

His initial bail was $7,500.

The investigation, led by the Cumberland and York District Task Forces, included undercover purchases of fentanyl from Mohammed and collaboration with officers from several local police departments and the Maine State Police.

The approximate street value of the seized fentanyl is estimated to be more than $300,000.

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