A 42-year-old man faces over 10 years in prison for possession and drug trafficking after police seized a large amount of drugs in Millinocket. He pleaded guilty to the charges Monday.

Man was Passenger in Vehicle

Lenin Nova-Nova from the Dominican Republic was a passenger in a vehicle pulled over for a headlight violation in November 2023. 

Suspect gave Police False Name

Court records said the East Millinocket Police Department “observed an unnatural bulge under Nova-Nova’s clothing. Nova-Nova identified himself using a false name, and a warrant check of that alias revealed an outstanding warrant for arrest.”

Officers found Substances Wrapped in Cellophane

Officers searched Nova-Nova and found $1,305 in cash, four cell phones, and suspected controlled substances wrapped in cellophane.

Drugs Seized

Police seized 113 grams of 100% pure methamphetamine, approximately 19 grams of a substance containing fentanyl, and 57.8 grams of a substance containing cocaine base.

Identity Confirmed

Nova-Nova’s identity was confirmed by Homeland Security.

Facing $10 Million Fine

In addition to prison, Nova-Nova also faces a fine up to $10 Million and a lifetime of supervised release.

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