SANFORD, Maine - A Sanford pair were arrested on Saturday in a major drug bust valued at nearly $300,000 that included nearly four pounds of fentanyl, enough for more than 3,000 doses.
Arrested after a four-month probe were Scott Huff, 40, and Eva Valley, 30. Both are charged with aggravated trafficking in fentanyl, cocaine, and meth.
The charges are aggravated due to the quantity of the drugs involved as well as the possession of a firearm in furtherance of the drug trafficking crimes.
During the investigation, agents conducted several undercover purchases of fentanyl from Huff and Valley from their previous residence on Pearl Street, Sanford. Officials say the two would regularly travel out of state to purchase fentanyl, cocaine, and methamphetamine for resale in the greater Sanford area.
Agents recently learned that Huff and Valley were no longer living at the Pearl Street residence and were living and operating out of a motor home.
On Saturday around 3 a.m. Sanford Police observed Huff and Valley in and around the motor home, and the two were arrested on MDEA warrants without incident. They were later booked at York County jail.
Agents responded to the scene and were granted a search warrant for the motor home and an additional vehicle belonging to Valley.
During the search, agents seized 1770 grams (3.8 pounds) of fentanyl, 188 grams of cocaine and crack, and 40 grams of methamphetamine. Agents also seized a loaded 9 mm handgun and $19,822.00 in suspected drug proceeds.
Bail was set for Huff at $150,000 cash and Valley at $100,000 cash. Both will be scheduled for initial appearances this week in York District Court.
The estimated street value of the seized drugs is $290,000
Anyone with information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in this state, is urged to contact the MDEA office closest to you or by texting MDEA to TIP411 (847411) or calling the MDEA tip-line at 800-452-6457.