When you think of the small Western Maine town of Rumford, the term 'drug drive-through' probably doesn't come to mind. However, according to the town's Chief of Police, that's exactly what was happening at one home.

According to WABI TV 5, Thursday morning on Kerr Street in Rumford, authorities took 38-year-old Matthew Bellegarde and 28-year-old Shannon Long into custody. The pair were charged with aggravated trafficking in fentanyl. Kerr Street is located just a few hundred yards from the Pennacook Learning Center.

Following a long drug investigation, agents from the US Border Patrol, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Maine State Police and Rumford Police, entered the home on Kerr street Thursday morning. Upon their search investigators collected digital drug scales, packing materials, around 43 grams of probable fentanyl and $3,640 in what they're calling 'drug proceeds'.

According to Rumford Police Chief, Tony Milligan,

“My officers spent a considerable amount of time conducting surveillance to see firsthand the incredible amount of traffic going to the Bellegarde-Long residence. It looked as ridiculous as a drive-thru fast-food establishment at times,” 

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