Thanks to a tip that was made to a Maine Drug Enforcement Agency's task force, a man from New Hampshire was arrested on drug charges in Northern Maine earlier this week.

According to the Maine Department of Public Safety, on Tuesday, June 4th, members of the Aroostook County task force were notified that 34-year-old Timothy Pinkham of Somersworth, New Hampshire was likely headed to Maine and that he was allegedly driving with a suspended license and transporting a large quantity of illegal drugs.

Department of Public Safety Spokesperson, Brandon Vafiades, says with help from the Maine State Police, the MDEA task force was able to stop Pinkham's car along Interstate 95, near Sherman. That's when they searched his vehicle, after which he was arrested and taken to the Aroostook County Jail.

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"During the search over 1300 grams (2.8 pounds) of methamphetamine and over 3.5 grams of fentanyl were located. Also located in the vehicle was a locked container, which Agents later obtained a search warrant for. Located in the container was another 441 grams of methamphetamine, bringing the total amount seized to over 3.8 pounds. The street value of the methamphetamine seized is over $150,000 dollars."

Pinkham was charged with 5 counts of felony drug trafficking and possession and operating without a license. A cash bail of $75-thousdand was set.

The Maine DEA says if anyone has information about illegal drug activity going on in the state, they can reach out to report it at the MDEA tip-line by calling 1-800-452-6457.

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