At approximately 10 p.m. on Wednesday Trooper Matthew DeVito, assigned to State Police-Andover, was on patrol traveling on Route 110 in Methuen. At that time he observed a Mercury van driving over a solid white lane marking. Trooper DeVito activated his cruiser’s blue lights and stopped the Mercury at the intersection of Route 93.
Upon the vehicle coming to a stop Trooper DeVito approached it and provided the operator, identified as KEVIN MCKINNON, 33, of Mattawamkeag, Maine, the reason of the stop. Trooper DeVito also noticed a bat and sledgehammer within reach of both occupants. While speaking to the passenger, identified as ROBERT DILL, 34, of Lincoln, Maine, DILL quickly reached toward the center console. Trooper DeVito immediately ordered him to place his hands on the dashboard then searched the area where DILL was reaching. Trooper DeVito located a large plastic bag containing multiple bags of a brown powder substance believed to be Fentanyl.
Trooper DeVito immediately placed both men under arrest and secured them in cruisers on scene. They were transported to the Andover Barracks for booking. The total weight of the suspected Fentanyl was 220 grams. They were scheduled for arraignment at Lawrence District Court on the following charges.
- Trafficking in Fentanyl; and
- Marked Lanes Violation.
- Trafficking in Fentanyl.