WARREN — Two women from New York and a Warren man are behind bars after police arrested them Thursday evening on charges of dealing crack and powdered cocaine.

Raquel Renfro, 18, of Rochester, N.Y. and Shaundrea Fuller, 20, of Rochester, N.Y. were charged with aggravated trafficking in drugs, according to paperwork filed in Knox County Unified Court.

Joseph Malburg, 51, of Warren, was charged with trafficking in drugs.

All three were taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland. Bail for Renfro and Fuller was set at $50,000 cash. Malburg’s bail was set at $2,500 cash.

Each of the suspects are scheduled to make their initial appearance in court Friday afternoon, March 16.

The three were arrested at Malberg’s residence on Route 1 in Warren near the Waldoboro town line, according to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Supervisory Agent James Pease.


Shaundrea Fuller and Raquel Renfro had been staying for the last three to four weeks at local motels and residences in Knox and Lincoln counties where they would sell crack cocaine to local users, according to a statement from Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Public Safety Department. Undercover agents made several purchases of crack cocaine from the two during the investigation.

A search of Malburg’s residence was done Thursday evening. Fifty-five grams of crack cocaine was seized, Pease said. Half of the drug was packaged for resale. Ten grams of powdered cocaine was also seized, he said.

The charges were aggravated because of the amount of drugs.

Agents, assisted by the Knox County Sheriff’s Office, also recovered $1,000 in cash. Some of the money recovered was paid to the suspects by an undercover individual as part of a controlled drug buy.

Also assisting in the investigation were the Rockport and Waldoboro police departments.

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