Two Biddeford women arrested in drug bust

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says two Biddeford women were arrested today and charged with distributing heroin and crack cocaine in Greater Biddeford.

36 year old Sarah Berthiaume and 44 year old Patricia Fancuilli, both of Biddeford, were arrested.

Early this morning, agents from the MDEA York District Task Force and Biddeford Police served a search warrant at 43 Wentworth Street. The search was conducted as part of an investigation where over the past several months’ agents have made several undercover purchases of crack cocaine and heroin from apartment.

Sarah Berthiaume was located inside and arrested on an arrest warrant charging Class B, Unlawful Trafficking in Schedule Drugs stemming from the earlier undercover buys.

Patricia Fancuilli was arrested and charged with two counts of Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule Drugs after agents seized approximately 27 grams of crack cocaine, 15 grams of suspected heroin from within the apartment.

Additional items associated with drug trafficking were also seized to include cutting agents, and grinders used to cut and mix illegal drugs to increase the quantities of the drugs, and $707 in suspected drug proceeds.

Fancuilli and Berthiaume were transported to the York County Jail without incident. Berthiaume’s bail was set at $5,000 and Fancuilli’s bail was set at $15,000 cash.

A third person in the apartment, 34 year old Matthew Nadeau of Biddeford was identified as having an outstanding Federal Arrest Warrant unrelated to this investigation. Nadeau was taken into custody by members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Crime Task Force.

This is the second time in six months that MDEA agents have served search and arrest warrants related to drug trafficking at this residence. Several others have been identified as part of the investigation and additional arrests are forthcoming. The approximate street value of the seized drugs is $6,400.