East Millinocket man arrested for drug trafficking, false vehicle documents

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EAST MILLINOCKET — In the midst of responding to Fourth of July fireworks complaints, Sgt.

Gee of the East Millinocket Police Department conducted a traffic stop that led to the arrest of a local man on multiple charges including drug trafficking.

At approximately 9 p.m. on July 4, Sgt. Gee stopped a vehicle driven by Kyle Bellfleur, 40, of East Millinocket, for having illegally attached license plates.

Upon inspection, Gee discovered the vehicle displayed two different license plates, neither of which matched the vehicle’s registration, and a counterfeit inspection sticker.

Officers Knappe and Stevens joined Sgt. Gee to assist with the traffic stop.

A subsequent search of the vehicle unearthed suspected fentanyl and drug paraphernalia inside a backpack belonging to Bellfleur.

The search yielded multiple bags of fentanyl with a total weight exceeding 20 grams, packaged in a manner suggesting intent to sell.

Although Bellfleur claimed the illicit items were not his, they were found in a bag he acknowledged as his own.

Bellfleur was arrested and charged with Aggravated Trafficking of Scheduled Drugs, Attaching False Plates, Displaying a Fictitious Inspection Sticker, and Operating After Suspension.

Following the arrest, Bellfleur was transported to the Penobscot County Jail, where he awaits further proceedings.

The East Millinocket Police Department continues its investigation into the incident.

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