PORTLAND – Maine drug agents seized more than two pounds of a deadly drug in a bust in Portland Wednesday.
According to public safety spokesman Steve McCausland, Hunter York, 21, of Portland has been charged with aggravated trafficking.
Earlier in the day, drug agents say they pulled over the Portland man and found fentanyl and two firearms after searching his car.
A search of his apartment turned up more than two pounds of fentanyl, which, combined with the amount of the drug found in the vehicle, has a street value of $140,000, as well as more than 125 ecstasy tablets, $15,000 in suspected drug proceeds and two additional guns, one which is believed to be stolen.
Drug agents say a small amount of fentanyl the size of a few grains of salt can be deadly.
York was taken to the Cumberland County Jail, where his bail was set at $100,000.
Police say the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are likely.