The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and the Maine State Police Tactical Team went to a home on Black Road in Corinth Wednesday morning with a warrant and arrested three people for drug trafficking despite their effort to hide fentanyl where they thought police wouldn't look. These drug dealers must be magicians because I'm still trying to figure out how they pulled this off.

According to a press release from the MDEA, the three are now in the Penobscot County Jail after police seized 2.8 pounds of suspected fentanyl that they say was sealed in a can of beans.

Now I'm no detective, but those beans look very much like macaroni and cheese. The premium stuff made with Velvetta, not the powdered kind.

Maine Drug Enforcement Agency via Facebook
Maine Drug Enforcement Agency via Facebook

I'm not very familiar with Goya products, but those do look like beans. Beans and cheese? It doesn't have the same ring to it.

The press release states, and I quote: "Most of the fentanyl seized was located within sealed cans of beans."

More questions:

  1. How does fentanyl get into a sealed can of beans?
  2. Is this some sort of trick can that magicians use?
  3. By "sealed can" do they mean with a removable and replaceable lid, or are we talking sealed like a can of soup when you pick it up off the shelf of the grocery store?

You can see the peeled-off lid of the can in the photo shared by the MDEA so at least that part of the can was sealed, but no matter how it was sealed, they couldn't hide it from the MDEA.

In addition to the fentanyl, $3000 in what police believe to be drug money was seized.

Man. Just looking at the picture makes me never want to eat mac and cheese again.

To the agents and officers of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Maine State Police, thanks for a job well done!

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