Canadian Man Accused of Smuggling Drugs in Pants Ordered Detained

Catherine Pegram

Updated 3 years ago

A man from Canada accused of sewing oxycodone pills into the waistband of his pants and smuggling them into the states was ordered to remain behind bars.Troy Spittle, 38, of New Brunswick appeared in federal court Friday. He was arrested a week earlier at the Fort Fairfield border crossing station. Court documents say he told authorities he was headed to an auto parts store. An investigator says he found 23 oxycodone pills hidden in Spittle’s clothing and that Spittle admitted he’d been smuggling pills into Maine for nearly two years and selling them to support his addiction.


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