Two men charged with drug trafficking at Camden inn

Tue, 01/12/2021 - 5:00pm

    CAMDEN — Two men remain in the Knox County Jail after they were both arrested Jan. 6 by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency for allegedly trafficking in drugs at a Camden inn.

    Daniel Barrows, 21, of Waldoboro, and Daniel Spear, 25, of Warren, were charged with unlawful trafficking in heroin and/or fentanyl.

    Spear was also charged with violating a condition of release.

    The men appeared in Knox County court Jan. 8 via video conference where Justice Bruce Mallonee set bail at $2,500 cash for each of the defendants.

    According to the affidavits filed in court by the MDEA and Camden police, during the evening of Jan. 6, Camden officers responded to a report from the Grand Harbor Inn in Camden about a burglary complaint of a male who carded the locked lobby entrance and entered the inn.

    An employee at the inn told police that the man then went to the same room where there were a lot of people consistently going in and out during the same evening, documents said.

    When Camden police arrived at the scene, they interacted with some men who told them that a man overdosed on drugs in the room earlier in the day. During a search of the room, they found drug paraphernalia and alerted MDEA, according to the court document.

    Both Barrows and Spear were arrested and transported to the Knox County Jail.

    Following the request of a jail supervisor, Spear was taken to Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport for an evaluation of suspected drug use. He was later cleared by hospital personnel and taken back to jail.

    Barrows and Spear will appear in court again for dispositional conferences Feb. 18 and March 18, respectively.

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