Fort Kent police seize fentanyl, firearm following drunk driving investigation

FORT KENT, Maine — A 911 call from a concerned resident resulted in police seizing 4 grams of fentanyl and a firearm and arresting a Fort Kent man on Dec. 15.

A caller reported a suspicious vehicle on Klein Road at about 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15. The caller told police a person was in the driver seat of the vehicle slouched over the steering wheel.

A Fort Kent police officer saw the vehicle in park and idling with one occupant inside, according to Fort Kent Police Chief Michael DeLena.

“The officer awoke the operator and, during his plain view search, observed what appeared to be drug paraphernalia in the cab of the pickup,” DeLena said.

The officer arrested Joey Jandreau, 41, and charged him with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs.

Upon searching the vehicle, the officer discovered suspected fentanyl, drug paraphernalia and a handgun, leading to additional charges against Jandreau of possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and felony unlawful possession of schedule W drugs.

Approximately 4 grams of suspected fentanyl was seized. The case is still ongoing with additional charges pending, DeLena said.

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