Two Jefferson men arrested on drug trafficking charges

Thu, 08/05/2021 - 3:00pm

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency announced Aug. 5 the arrests of two Jefferson men for drug trafficking after a six-month investigation.

Arrested were Gary Beverage, 46, of Jefferson, Maine for Class B, Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs, (Fentanyl), Two counts, Class A, Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule Drugs, (Fentanyl and Cocaine; and David Beal, 49, of Jefferson, Maine for, Two counts, Class A, Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Fentanyl and Cocaine)

Over the past six months, agents from the MDEA Mid-Coast District Task Force and Detectives from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into the illegal distribution of fentanyl and cocaine from a residence in Jefferson. During the investigation agents revealed out of state drug traffickers routinely traveled to Maine delivering fentanyl and cocaine to Gary Beverage and David Beal. Beverage and Beal would sell the fentanyl and cocaine as well as have others sell for them throughout the Greater Jefferson area. Agents conducted undercover purchases of fentanyl and cocaine from Beverage and Beal during the investigation.

At approximately 9 a.m., Aug. 4, agents along with Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies and a Trooper from the Maine State Police arrested Beverage and Beal without incident at their residence, 13 Martin Road, Jefferson. Both were arrested on warrants related to the undercover buys.

A search warrant for the residence was also served resulting in the seizure of 153 grams of cocaine, 25 grams of fentanyl, $5,600 in suspected drug proceeds and three firearms from Beverage’s bedroom. Agents found the residence fortified with wooden barricades at the entrances as well as utilizing security cameras and warning systems to alert residents of intruders and law enforcement.

Both were transported to the Two Bridges Regional Jail.

Beverage’s bail was set on his arrest warrant at $1,500 cash. He was charged with two additional counts of Aggravated Trafficking based on the seizure where bail was set on those charges at $ 2,500 cash.

Beal’s bail was set on his warrant at $ 2,500 cash.

Agents have identified the out of state sources and the investigation is ongoing. Additional charges and arrests of those involved in this investigation are anticipated through the Grand Jury process.

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