Large Fentanyl Seizure in Waterville

Troop C Seized fentanylOn April 18, 2022, at approximately 1:15 a.m., Tpr. Murray conducted a traffic stop for an equipment violation at mile marker 124 northbound, on I-95 in Waterville. After observing several indicators of criminal activity, Murray conducted a roadside investigation. As a result, Troopers learned that the occupants Michael A. Bridges, 49, and Elizabeth Cole, 31, were in possession of 880 grams of fentanyl, already packaged for re-distribution.

Trooper Eric Bronson and Waterville PD Officer Makayla Hodge assisted in the investigation. The pair were charged with Class A - Aggravated Trafficking. Bridges was also charged with Violation Conditions of Release. The pair were taken to Kennebec County Jail.

Biddeford resident sentenced to 6 years in prison on drug conviction.

Jamison Snyder, 48, of Biddeford

Jamison Snyder, 48, of Biddeford, was sentenced to serve 6 years in the Maine State Prison on a conviction for Aggravated Trafficking in a Schedule Drug (fentanyl) and on a probation violation.

On Feb. 18, 2019, State Police out of Troop A and Officers from the Biddeford Police Department went to an apartment on Main St. in Biddeford to try to arrest Snyder on an outstanding warrant. Snyder attempted to flee and jumped out a second floor window. He was arrested after a brief struggle and found to be in possession of fentanyl and suspected cash proceeds.

As part of his plea agreement the cash was forfeited to the state. Snyder’s earliest release date will be February 7, 2026.

Waterboro woman arrested in Maine

Leah Boulard, 33, of Waterboro

A Waterboro woman was arrested by the Maine State Police on an active warrant.

On Jan. 27, 2020, a Trooper from Troop A and a Corporal from Troop B, conducted a warrant check at a residence in West Newfield. Leah Boulard, 33, of Waterboro, was wanted out of New Hampshire for a possession of fentanyl charge with intent to distribute. Boulard was located inside the residence and was placed under arrest. She was also charged with possession of schedule w drug (class D), possession of schedule W drug (class E), and violation of conditions of release (class E).

Boulard was transported to York County Jail where she is awaiting extradition back to New Hampshire. No bail was allowed for the new charges.

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