Hancock County Drug Bust Nets 3 Arrests, Cocaine, Fentanyl, Meth
Three Hancock County residents are facing felony drug trafficking charges after a traffic stop.
Maine Drug Enforcement Agents working with the Downeast Task Force out of Ellsworth have been investigating the suspected sale of methamphetamine, cocaine, and fentanyl in Hancock County. As part of that investigation, a vehicle was stopped early Wednesday morning by MDEA agents and members of the Hancock County Sheriff's Office. The vehicle was driven by 45-year-old Jeffrey Witham of Verona Island and 36-year-old Veronica Gomm, also of Verona Island, was a passenger.
At the time of the stop, Witham had court-ordered search and testing conditions imposed by the court stemming from pending criminal offenses. A search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, cocaine HCL, fentanyl, and crack cocaine, as well as several thousand dollars in suspected drug proceeds.
Once the stop was completed, agents obtained a search warrant for Witham's Verona Island residence and conducted that search before noon on Wednesday. Agents and deputies encountered 24-year-old Therion Harmon of Deer Isle, who was allegedly in possession of approximately 20 grams of methamphetamine. A search of the home resulted in the seizure of additional methamphetamine, along with suspected fentanyl, and $20,000 in suspected drug proceeds.
All three people have been charged:
- Jeffrey Witham is charged with Class A aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs, which was elevated to aggravated because of a previous drug trafficking conviction.
- Veronica Gomm is charged with Class B trafficking in schedule W drugs
- Therion Harmon is charged with Class B trafficking in schedule W drugs.
Seized as a result of this investigation were:
- 47.5 grams of methamphetamine
- 46 grams of cocaine HCL
- 30 grams of suspected fentanyl
- 5 grams of crack cocaine
- Over $25,000 in suspected drug proceeds.
All three suspects were transported to the Hancock County Jail.
Anyone with information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in their community is urged to contact the Maine Drug Enforcement office closest to them or by texting MDEA to TIP411 (847411) or by calling the MDEA tip-line at 1-800-452-6457.