Duo charged after fentanyl found in home

Sun, 02/16/2020 - 10:30pm

STOCKTON SPRINGS — Two Stockton Springs residents were charged Feb. 2 after law enforcement serving an arrest warrant at a private residence noticed fentanyl in the home, according to the Maine State Police.  

Gail Curtis, 35, and Rodney Damon, 39, both of Stockton Springs, were charged with trafficking of schedule W drugs (fentanyl), possession of scheduled drugs (methamphetamine), use and sale of drug paraphernalia, and endangering the welfare of a child.

Maine State Police Troop D Troopers Belanger and Webber traveled to a residence on Damon Road to serve an arrest warrant for Gail Curtis, 35, for failure to appear. While at the residence, 1.5 grams of fentanyl were noticed by troopers, who subsequently drafted and executed a search warrant on the residence, police said.

During the search of the residence, six grams of fentanyl were found, along with 3.5 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. 

Both Curtis and Damon were arrested and transported to Waldo County Correctional Facility. 

According to the Center for Disease Control, pharmaceutical fentanyl is a synthetic opioid pain reliever used to treat severe pain and is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine and heroin. 

Erica Thoms can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com