From left: Normand Tessier, 63, Tamesha Parker, 31, and Dylan Tessier, 24. All three are from Lewiston.

LEWISTON — State and local police arrested three local people Tuesday morning on Blake Street on drug and child endangerment charges, according to a Maine Drug Enforcement Agency news release.

Dylan Tessier, 24, was charged with unlawful trafficking in fentanyl, Normand Tessier, 63, was charged with unlawful trafficking in fentanyl, and Tamesha Parker, 31, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child. All are from Lewiston.

They were transported to the Androscoggin County Jail in Auburn.

Bail for Dylan and Normand Tessier was set at $25,000 each. Parker’s bail was set at $250.

Over $10,000 worth, or about 80 grams, of fentanyl was seized along with an AK-47 semi-automatic rifle and $2,500 in suspected drug proceeds, MDEA Cmdr. Scott Pelletier said.

Lewiston police served a search warrant at an apartment at 229 Blake St. following a monthlong investigation into illegal distribution of fentanyl and methamphetamines from the apartment.

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Pelletier said the Tessiers and Parker were in the apartment when the warrant was served and were detained without incident.

Agents also discovered a 9-year-old child in the apartment who they released to a family member not associated with the address. The Maine Department of Health and Human Services was contacted and a referral was made for safety concerns for the child.

Pelletier said the investigation is among many efforts by federal, state and local police to identify and disrupt drug trafficking organizations.

“Anyone who has information regarding drug trafficking is encouraged to contact MDEA or the Lewiston Police Department, or a law enforcement agency in your community,” he said.

Anyone affected by substance use disorder can contact 211 or text their ZIP code to 898-211 for resources available in their area.

Information about this investigation or illegal sale of drugs in general can be shared with the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency by texting MDEA to 847-411 or by calling the MDEA tip line at 1-800-452-6457.

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