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21 charged in alleged conspiracy to sell cocaine & fentanyl in Maine, other states

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel Mendell’s office announced the bust Wednesday.
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MAINE, Maine — Drug charges have been filed against 21 people accused of running a cocaine and fentanyl ring that spanned Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Maine, and Puerto Rico. 

Acting United States Attorney Nathaniel Mendell’s office announced the bust Wednesday, saying the ring was based in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and sold drugs in retail and allegedly wholesale quantities. 

Some alleged members are accused of regularly traveling to Puerto Rico to buy cocaine and then mailing it to addresses in New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 

In total, authorities say they seized 10.5 kilograms of cocaine, 650 grams of suspected fentanyl, and more than $200,000 in drug proceeds.

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