River Valley’s Small Business Climate Stymied By Red Tape, Arrests

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small businessRUMFORD — Authorities say they’ve cracked a heroin ring that delivered up to 4,700 bags of heroin per week to the River Valley. More than 450 doses were seized in drug operations in Bethel on Wednesday and in Rumford on Monday, said Tony Milligan, deputy supervisor and special agent of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. “In my 16 years at Rumford PD, we’ve intermittently come across heroin in drug investigations we’ve done, but not anywhere near in this quantity,” Rumford police Capt. Daniel Garbarini said. The estimated street value of the seized heroin was about $12,000, Milligan said Thursday. “With what was seized, multiply that by five or 10 times and that’s what our investigation is telling us is coming into the River Valley area on a weekly basis,” Milligan said. (read more about small business in the River Valley at the Lewiston Sun Journal)

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