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An Ellsworth man arrested last week for drug trafficking has been re-arrested after a search of his home turned up fentanyl and suspected methamphetamine with a street value of $42,000.

From Maine State Police:

On Wednesday, January 24, 2024, 6 people from Ellsworth and Mt. Desert, Maine were arrested and charged with various drug offenses following a 3 month investigation by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. Among those arrested was Jeffrey Card (48) of Ellsworth, Maine. At the time of his initial arrest, Card was charged with Class B Unlawful Trafficking in Methamphetamine. He was later released from custody on $5,000 cash bail. On Wednesday, January 31, 2024, MDEA agents assigned to the Downeast Task Force, along with Ellsworth Police Officers, went to Card’s residence located on Kylie’s Way in Ellsworth in order to conduct a search of the home pursuant to a condition of bail which Card had agreed to. During the search, MDEA investigators located approximately ½ pound of fentanyl (241 grams), along with 36 grams of suspected methamphetamine with a combined estimated street value of $42,000.
Following the search, Card was re-arrested, and this time charged with Class A, Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (fentanyl and methamphetamine) and Violations of Conditions
of Release. He was, once again, transported to the Hancock County Jail for booking.

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