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Two charged in Camden with drug trafficking

By Stephen Betts | Jan 09, 2021
The Knox County Jail in Rockland.

Camden — A report of a burglary at a Camden inn led to the arrest of two men accused of trafficking in fentanyl and heroin.

Daniel N. Spear, 25, of Warren, and Daniel S. Barrows, 21, of Waldoboro, were both arrested Jan. 6 by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and charged with Class B unlawful trafficking in heroin and/or fentanyl.

Spear was also charged with violating a condition of release.

The two made their initial appearance Jan. 8 via video to the Knox County court, where Justice Bruce Mallonee set bail at $2,500 for each of the defendants.

According to an affidavit filed in court by the MDEA and Camden police, Camden police responded to a report from the Grand Harbor Inn in Camden Jan. 6, of a man entering the lobby of the inn by swiping a credit card in the locking system.

An inn clerk told police the man went to a room where there were a lot of people going in and out during the evening.

The officer knocked on the door, and eventually upon entering the room, saw drug paraphernalia. MDEA was called to respond.

The occupants informed the officer that a man overdosed on drugs in the room earlier in the day. The officer confirmed with Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport that the person was at the hospital as a result of an overdose.

The investigation led to the arrests of Spear and Barrows.

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Comments (1)
Posted by: Steven D Bryant | Jan 09, 2021 21:44

$2500 bail!!! Mr Mallonee should go spend a night in this luxurious hotel and realize what kind of money these 2 dirtbags are pulling down, all the while poisoning our youth and potentially killing people in our community.  $25,000.00 each is more appropriate.

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