Age 25 New York City man, John Cedeno, as well as age 33 Maine woman Chelsy Cochran, possessed the cocaine inside their vehicle while they drove into the city of Gardiner, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) pointed out in a post on Facebook.
The police officers had currently been investigating Cedeno, believing he had been distributing “considerable amounts of cocaine” in the more populated areas of Maine, the DEA noted on Facebook. Authorities received a tip that he would be at the location and also driving an Audi that Cochran owned.
State authorities pulled the vehicle over in Gardiner located around 40 miles northeast of Portland and then called in a K9 unit to search the vehicle. The canine uncovered the cocaine covered in a wrapper cake container along with coffee grounds, and police officers approximated its street market value to be $200,000.
Cedeno was jailed on a $750,000 bond, while Cochran’s bond was evaluated at $50,000, authorities stated. John Cedeno was convicted in 2016 on a drug trafficking charge and also accepted a 4-year prison term due to the fact that police officers discovered him in a residence with almost 40 grams of heroin in his possession.
The Maine DEA stated there is an ongoing investigation into the case that could possibly bring about additional arrests.
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