SIDNEY, Maine — A drug raid took place early Friday morning at a Shepard Road home and resulted in four arrests for trafficking after law enforcement found heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana and cash, according to Kennebec County Sheriff Ryan Reardon.
“The early morning raid was carried out by sheriff’s office tactically trained deputies after determining there were potentially dangerous people in the residence,” Reardon said in a press release.
Derek Blake, 30, and Amanda Ware, 29, both of Sidney, and New York residents Jacquette Jones, 19, and Demetrius Snow, 22, “were all arrested and charged with trafficking heroin, trafficking crack cocaine, furnishing marijuana, and criminal conspiracy,” Reardon said.
“One ounce of crack cocaine, 8 grams of heroin, a half pound of marijuana and $1,000 cash were seized,” the sheriff said.
The raid took place after a monthlong heroin and crack cocaine trafficking investigation by the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office, assisted by agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.
Major crimes unit detectives from the sheriff’s office and the MDEA “spent numerous hours investigating suspicious activity that had been reported at the home in Sidney,” which lead to the raid, Reardon said.
Sheriff’s deputies executed the search warrant at 179 Shepard Road.
“We continue to see the proliferation of heroin within our communities,” Reardon said. “These arrests are becoming more frequent and emerging in the rural areas of the state. We expect more arrests in the future.”