Two Men Face Charges For Smuggling Pills In Truck Bumper

Updated 5 years ago

Two men face charges after agents say they found a large stash of pills hidden in the bumper of a pick-up at the border. 37-year-old Anthony Black of New Brunswick, and 50-year-old Wade Butler of Fort Fairfield appeared in court in Bangor Wednesday.Customs officials say they found over 2100 methamphetamine pills and 82 oxycodone pills concealed in water bottles hidden behind the bumper of Black’s truck Tuesday. The pills were found when Butler tried to enter the United States at the Fort Fairfield crossing. His vehicle was detained and authorites were alerted to the drugs by a narcotics detection dog. According to court documents, Black allegedly told agents he was delivering the drugs to Butler. Authorities say a search of Butler’s home uncovered another 1000 methamphetamine pills.Butler has been released on $5000 bail after being charged with possesion with intent to distribute. Black is charged with importation of a controlled substance and is being held pending a detention hearing. If convicted both men face up to 20 years in prison and fines up to $250,000.


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