Auburn man charged after police intercept $3 million fentanyl shipment
AUBURN, Maine (WABI) - An Auburn man is in custody after police say he imported more than $3,000,000 worth of drugs into the state.
Jeremy Mercier, 41, is facing a number of charges including aggravated illegal importation of scheduled drugs and aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs.
Police say a large wooden crate was delivered to an Auburn restaurant Friday.
Workers found a container inside which police later confirmed contained fentanyl.
We’re told the container had a shipping label with Mericer’s name on it.
He was taken into custody when he arrived at the restaurant later in the day Friday asking about the container.
Mercier has a previous Federal conviction for the distribution of cocaine, for which he was convicted on August 13, 2007.
He served several years in Federal prison for that conviction.
Mercier is being held without bail at the Androscoggin County Jail.
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