The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency
said Wednesday that a man from New York
and a woman from Maine are facing charges after cocaine
disguised as a cake
was found in their vehicle.
On Tuesday, police
stopped the car on Interstate 295 in Gardiner after receiving a tip, and a drug-sniffing dog
discovered 4 pounds (2 kilograms) of cocaine worth $200,000 on the street, along with $1,900 in cash, according to the MDEA.
According to officials, about 2 pounds of cocaine was disguised as a marble cake with coffee grounds used to mask the odor.
The two were released
on bail and were scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, though it was unclear whether they had a lawyer.
Agents believe the drugs
were destined for distribution in Kennebec and Somerset counties, and the MDEA was assisted in its investigation
by the Winslow Police Department, the Maine State Police, and Homeland Security