Naples, ME Traffic Stop Leads to Charge of Aggravated Trafficking of Illegal Drugs and More

by Gino Devaney on January 11, 2021

Picture courtesy of Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office

 

On January 10, 2021 at approximately 0004 hours, a Deputy with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office stopped a vehicle on Roosevelt Trail in Naples for a suspended registration.  During the inventory of the vehicle, the Deputies located a significant amount of illegal narcotics, a firearm and cash. In total, 253 grams of suspected fentanyl, 177 grams of suspected cocaine and 4.8 grams of suspected cocaine base, “crack”, was seized.

The operator, Ray Atkisson Jr., 37 years old of Norway, was charged with operating with a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended registration, aggravated trafficking of fentanyl, aggravated trafficking of cocaine and trafficking of cocaine base.

The passengers, Jared Mcclure, 29 years old of Bath, and Molly Farrington, 40 years old of Norway, were charged with aggravated trafficking of fentanyl, aggravated trafficking of cocaine and trafficking of cocaine base.

An additional aggravating factor was the possession of a firearm while trafficking illegal drugs.

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

This investigation is ongoing and more charges are likely.

This case represents the second significant fentanyl seizure in recent weeks. This case also reflects the extent of the drug problem in the Sebago Lake area. The CCSO will continue to collaborate with public health officials, substance abuse programs, and our Federal, State, and Local law enforcement partners to protect our communities from drug-related crimes.

Source: Official Press Release from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office