Authorities from multiple law enforcement agencies worked together to clear tens of thousands of dollars of drugs and firearms from residences in Hampden and Orrington recently.

Drug Bust, Hampden Public Safety Facebook
Drug Bust, Hampden Public Safety Facebook

According to Hampden Public Safety, 6 guns were found in two different homes, the first four on Perkins Ave in Hampden and the last two in a home in Orrington.

"Also seized was over a pound of suspected methamphetamine, 82 grams of suspected fentanyl, and 63 grams of crack/cocaine. The estimated street value of these drugs is approximately $85,000."

Working with the Penobscot County Sheriff's Office, Hampden Police did make an arrest on April 1st.

"Benjamin Sirois...of Hampden was arrested on illegal possession of firearms and drug trafficking charges."

A large quantity of cash was also recovered during the search.

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They say the investigation is ongoing.

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