Four alleged drug traffickers arrested



ELLSWORTH — Agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Down East Task Force arrested an East Machias mother and son as well as two Bronx, N.Y., residents all on drug trafficking charges after executing a search warrant at a Jacksonville Road residence at 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 14.

“This search warrant resulted from an investigation which included undercover buys from the home and is part of a series of investigations with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office targeting drug traffickers in that county,” said Commander Peter Arno. “Seized during the investigation was approximately 2.9 grams of suspected fentanyl, 78 grams of suspected crack cocaine, along with approximately $2,455 in suspected drug proceeds. Combined street value of the drugs seized was approximately $15,850.”

Agents arrested Tammy Davis, 61, on a charge of Class A aggravated drug trafficking (fentanyl). This charge was aggravated due to a previous drug felony conviction, Arno said.

Davis’s son, Nicholas Ames, 39, was charged with Class B aggravated drug trafficking (fentanyl), Arno said.

Jermaine Henry, 33, of the Bronx was arrested on one count of Class B unlawful trafficking in Schedule W drugs (fentanyl and cocaine base).

Also arrested was Rashan Howard, 27, of the Bronx on one count of Class B unlawful trafficking in Schedule W drugs (fentanyl and cocaine base).

All were taken to the Washington County Jail.

Bail for Henry and Howard was set at $50,000 cash, Arno said.

District Attorney Matt Foster said bail for Davis was set at $15,000 cash or $100,000 surety.

Bail for Ames was set at $10,000 cash.

The Maine State Police Tactical Team assisted with the execution of the search warrant.

Jennifer Osborn

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