MDEA and Auburn Police Arrest Three in Connection with Cocaine Trafficking

AUBURN - Three people are facing drug charges after they were caught bringing over $7,000.00 worth of cocaine to Maine.
Early Wednesday morning, Maine Drug Enforcement Agents (MDEA) and Auburn police arrested 27 year-old Amanda Beth Rodriguez of auburn, Margoliz Julie Velazquez of Hartford, Connecticut, and 39 year-old Markevin Faucette of Lewiston.
Police stopped and searched their car after they exited the Maine Turnpike in Auburn.
Authorities say they were returning from Connecticut and were planning to sell the drugs in the Lewiston-Auburn area.
They are all being held at the Androscoggin County Jail on $75,000.00 bail each.
They're expected to appear in an Auburn courtroom, Friday.
Andrew Scheinthal

Weekend Anchor/Reporter

Andrew joined the WVII ABC 7 and WFVX FOX 22 News team in June of 2012. Since a young child he always wanted to pursue a career in Broadcast Journalism, and is honored to start his journey in Eastern Maine. He enjoys nothing more than meeting the members of the community and sharing their stories with our viewers.

Raised in Houston, Texas, Andrew graduated from Suffolk University located in Boston, Massachusetts where he majored in Communications. Before moving up to the Pine Tree State, Andrew was a student reporter for The Morning Show on New England Cable News (NECN).

When not in the newsroom, Andrew enjoys volunteering at the Bangor Humane Society. You can see him there at least once a week interacting with many of the dogs. He also enjoys cooking, reading, watching his favorite movies, and going to the gym.

Make sure to say hi when you see him on the streets, and mention Finding Nemo (his favorite movie) if you want some brownie points!

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