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Man accused of trying to deliver deadly drugs to island

By Stephen Betts | Oct 11, 2017
Photo by: Knox County Jail Michael Goyette

Owls Head — A 39-year-old Lewiston man is free on bail after he was arrested at the Knox County Regional Airport with a stash of the powerful painkiller fentanyl.

Michael Goyette was arrested Oct. 4 by the Knox County Sheriff's Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and charged with trafficking in drugs, according to Knox County Patrol Administrator Patrick Polky.

Goyette was found in possession of more 100 pills that were made to look like oxycodone pills, but are likely fentanyl, according to Polky. The pills were destined for Vinalhaven, where they would be sold at a street price of $60 a pill, he said.

Goyette was taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland and has since been released on unsecured bail. His next court date is Nov. 27.

Officers from the Rockland Police Department also assisted in the investigation.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone who has any information should contact the Knox County Sheriff's Office.

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Comments (3)
Posted by: Gwen D Fraser | Oct 12, 2017 07:57

I've been seeing a lot of "arrested for posession" charges in the paper.  Keep up the good work officers.

Posted by: Valerie Wass | Oct 12, 2017 06:05

The government is making more herion users because they have threatened doctors with taking away their license if they prescribe pain medication. It is going to get a lot worse folks.  In case you didn't know, herion is everywhere now because of DHHS putting its nose in the pharmacuidical deptartment and not allowing pain mess to be prescribed for the many many out there who aren't abusing them, but truly need them.  Makes me so friggin' mad!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary A McKeever | Oct 11, 2017 18:03

Good you arrested the seller but when do you lock up the buyers?

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