A 30-year-old man was arrested Thursday for three counts of unlawful drug trafficking in Portland, Maine.

Charged with Three Counts of Drug Trafficking Fentanyl

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Portland Police Department said James Ferrar was taken into custody around 1 pm Thursday.

Arrested as Suspect Delivered Fentanyl

Ferrar was apprehended “without incident as he delivered fentanyl to an undercover agent in the west end of Portland,” said police.

Multiple Undercover Purchases

Several undercover purchases directly from Ferrar were done during the months-long investigation into fentanyl trafficking.

Portland Police
Portland Police

Packaged Fentanyl Seized

After his arrest, officials executed a search warrant at 252 Vaughn Street and seized more than 100 grams of fentanyl, digital scales, packaging materials and other items indicative of illegal drug trafficking. The fentanyl was packaged in assorted weights in preparation for resale. The approximate street value of the seized fentanyl is $10,000.

Additional Drug Charges

“Ferrar faces additional drug trafficking charges related to the seized fentanyl,” said the MDEA.

Bail set at $1000

He was taken to the Cumberland County Jail where bail was set on the warrants at $1000.00.

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