WARREN (NEWS CENTER Maine) — A drug investigation into two women from New York State reached its climax at a home in Warren.
The home at 3270 Atlantic Highway is owned by 52-year-old Joseph Malburg. Drug agents arrested him there on Thursday night along with 20-year-old Shaundrea Fuller of Buffalo, N.Y and 18-year-old Raquel Renfro of Rochester, N.Y.
Maine Public Safety Dept. spokesman Steve McCausland said Fuller and Renfro had been under investigation by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency for the past three weeks. Drug agents suspected them of dealing crack in Knox and Lincoln Counties. McCausland said agents collected evidence against them by making undercover drug purchases.
At the home where the arrests were made, drug agents said they found 50 grams of crack and 10 grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of $9,000. The search also turned up about $1,000 that drug agents attribute to drug sales.
Fuller and Renfo are charged with aggravated drug trafficking with bail set at $50,000. Despite facing the same charge, Malburg's bail is set at $2,500. All three are in custody at the Knox County Jail.