Ryan Thornton

Ryan Thornton


The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested a New Hampshire man in Topsham Friday night who allegedly delivered $12,000 worth of cocaine and MDMA to an undercover agent. 

The MDEA announced Monday that Ryan Thornton, 24, of Dover, N.H., was charged with the Class B crimes of unlawful trafficking in cocaine and unlawful trafficking in MDMA. Class B crimes are punishable by up to ten years incarceration and a $20,000 fine.

For the past month the MDEA Mid-Coast District Task Force and the Belfast Police Department has investigated the illegal distribution of cocaine in the Greater Belfast area. Friday at approximately 6:30 p.m., Thornton was arrested when he arrived at the Topsham Fair Mall to deliver 4 ounces of cocaine to an undercover agent. Thornton was arrested without incident and transported to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset. Bail was set at $1,500 cash. 

Agents seized 114 grams (4 ounces) of cocaine and 7 grams of MDMA, more commonly known as “Ecstasy” or “Molly.” The approximate street value of the seized drugs is $12,000.

Assisting in this investigation and Thornton’s arrest were Belfast, Bath and Topsham police departments, the Maine State Police and Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information about this incident or the illegal sale of drugs in this state is urged to contact the MDEA office closest to them or call the MDEA tip-line at 800-452-6457.

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