Three more arrested in connection with County drug ring
Since Tuesday, police arrested three more people accused of being members of an Aroostook County drug ring.
Overnight, police in Presque Isle arrested 30-year-old Amber Shaw, while officers in Caribou arrested 29-year-old Josh Easler, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland reported Wednesday morning.
Then later Wednesday, Bangor police arrested 41-year-old Fernando Vazquez of Springfield, Massachusetts, the 12th and final suspect wanted by police following a six-month investigation into drug trafficking in Aroostook County, McCausland reported mid-afternoon.
In the past week, police arrested and charged nine others connected to the case:
Lucas Wynn, 31, of Presque Isle, trafficking in methamphetamine.
Kurt Doody, 22, of Caribou, trafficking in fentanyl.
Autumn Parady, 20, of Gardiner and previously of Caribou, trafficking in fentanyl.
Scott Pelletier 28, of Limestone, trafficking in heroin.
Tyler Cyr, 31, of Caribou, trafficking in methamphetamine.
George Tamberello, 31, of Caribou, trafficking in crack cocaine.
Brian Cyr, 36, of Caribou, trafficking in crack cocaine.
Chris Tuttle, 30, of Presque Isle, trafficking in heroin.
Nicholas Hall, 33, of Presque Isle, trafficking in heroin.
Of those nine, all have posted bail except for Doody and Hall, who remain jailed, according to McCausland.
Following those arrests, police reported Tuesday that they continued to search for Shaw, Easler and Vazquez.
Local and state police, as well as agents with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency were involved in the arrests overnight Tuesday of Shaw and Easler.
Easler is accused of selling heroin and is being held at the Aroostook County Jail in Houlton, McCausland said. Shaw, who is accused of selling methamphetamine, posted bail.
Police charged Vazquez with selling crack cocaine.