Three women were arrested and fentanyl, meth and a handgun were seized as part of a month-long drug trafficking investigation in Warren, Maine.

Three Women Arrested for Drug Trafficking and Other Charges

The MDEA said 63-year-old Denise Richards from Warren, 34-year-old Marissa Widdecomb from Union and 33-year-old Claire Turner from Warren were taken into custody Wednesday.

Investigation Started after Overdose

The drug trafficking investigation started in March 2024 after the overdose death of a 52-year-old woman at Richard’s home in Warren.

Undercover Drug Purchases

“During the month-long investigation, agents conducted undercover purchases of fentanyl from Richards and Widdecomb at Richard’s residence,” said the MDEA.

Search Warrant Executed

MDEA Agents from the Mid-Coast and South-Central District Task Forces and Deputies with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant on Wednesday at a residence at 1094 Eastern Road.

Drugs and Handgun Seized

Law enforcement seized 30 grams of methamphetamine, 12 grams of fentanyl, and a loaded .380 caliber handgun. All three women were at the house at the time of the search and were arrested.

Three Women Face Multiple Charges

  • Denise Richards was charged with Aggravated Drug Unlawful Trafficking (Fentanyl & Methamphetamine), Possession of a Firearm by A Prohibited Person. Her bail was set at $25,000 cash and being held by State Probation and Parole.
  • Marissa Widdecomb faces Aggravated Unlawful Drug Trafficking (Fentanyl), Arrest Warrant charging Failure to Appear in Court/Aggravated Unlawful Drug Trafficking. No bail was set.
  • Claire Turner was charged with Unlawful Drug Possession (Fentanyl). No bail was set. She was held by State Probation and Parole.
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