Three arrested in Milo following two-month MDEA investigation

MILO — Three people have been charged with felony drug trafficking following a two-month investigation into the sale of fentanyl and crack cocaine from a home in Milo.

Jose Vasquez, 44, Denise Sibert, 42, and Caleb Emery, 26, all of Milo, were charged April 1 with Class B trafficking in schedule W drugs (fentanyl and crack cocaine). These arrests came as the result of a joint investigation conducted by the MDEA’s North Central Task Force in Bangor and the Milo Police Department. The investigation included a number of undercover purchases of fentanyl and crack cocaine from the Albert Street home where Vasquez and Sibert resided.

MDEA agents along with officers from the Milo Police Department and deputies from the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant at 3 Albert Street. Vasquez and Sibert were inside the house at the time. Following a search of the home, agents seized close to $12,000 in suspected drug trafficking proceeds and other evidence of illicit drug sales.

Vasquez and Sibert were transported to the Piscataquis County Jail in Dover-Foxcroft and charged with two counts each of Class B trafficking in cocaine. Bail was set at $10,000 cash on each.

Emery was charged with a single count of the same offense and was transported to the Penobscot County Jail in Bangor. His bail was set at $7500 cash. Vasquez was able to post his bail that night and was released from custody. It is likely that the charges on Vasquez and Sibert could be elevated to aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs, a class A offense, because both have previous drug felony convictions.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency will continue to work closely with all local, county, state and federal law enforcement counterparts in an effort to investigate, arrest and prosecute those who traffic these dangerous drugs in Maine communities.

If you have information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in your community, you are urged to contact the Maine Drug Enforcement office closest to you or by texting MDEA to TIP411 (847411) or by calling the MDEA tip-line at 1-800-452-6457.

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