Joshua Weldon, 26 Credit: FBI photo courtesy of CBS 13

The FBI’s Southern Maine Gang Task Force has announced the arrest of a fugitive the group described as “armed and dangerous.”

The FBI says 26-year-old Joshua Patrick Weldon was safely taken into custody around 3 p.m. Friday.

On Aug. 13, Weldon was arrested by the FBI in Alfred for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl.

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On Oct. 23, Weldon was released on $10,000 bail, with the conditions that he must live at a sober house.

However, the FBI says Weldon failed to report to the sober house on Oct. 24, and failed to appear at a scheduled appointment at the U.S. Probation Office on Oct. 25.

An arrest warrant was then issued for Weldon for violation of order setting conditions of release.

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On Nov. 6, the police in Sanford said they spotted Weldon driving and tried to stop him, but he allegedly fled at high speeds, and then left the vehicle to flee on foot, according to the FBI.

While a canine team was tracking Weldon, the FBI says he was able to get a ride to a Springvale apartment where he smashed the glass of the front door after he was refused entry.

The FBI offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to his location and arrest.

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