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Yarmouth couple was allegedly pushing fentanyl; drugs seized, with help from a dog named Gauge

Yarmouth Police Department
Meghan E. Coulstring.

Yarmouth police detectives and their drug dog Gauge searched a local couple’s home Monday afternoon and seized more than 29 grams of suspected fentanyl and cocaine, along with other contraband, authorities said.

Now the suspects, Meghan E. Coulstring, 35, and Deborah L. Selan, 53, are facing drug trafficking charges, according to a statement from Yarmouth police. It wasn’t known if the women had hired lawyers.

Yarmouth police said Detective Scott Lundegren of the department’s Drug Enforcement Unit, members of the Detective Division and Proactive Anti-Crime Unit, and narcotics canine Gauge hit the couple’s residence on Ivanhoe Avenue around noon Monday.

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“Recovered during this search was a glass jar containing a variety of narcotics including Cocaine, Fentanyl, and other illegal drugs,” the statement said. “Also recovered from the location were packaging materials, digital scales, and a quantity of US Currency. Using a TruNarc Raman Spectrometer, a field test was conducted on samples of the items seized during the search. The test was positive for the presumptive presence of both Fentanyl and Cocaine.”

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The items seized included 21.6 grams of fentanyl, 7.6 grams of cocaine, two digital scales, Percocet tablets, Lyrica tablets, a Dexamphetamine tablet, a cellphone, plastic sandwich baggies and other packaging materials, and $446 in cash, according to the statement.

Coulstring and Selan both face charges of fentanyl trafficking and possessing other drugs with intent to distribute, according to the release.

The statement was posted to the department’s official Facebook page under the headline “COUPLE CHARGED WITH TRAFFICKING DEADLY DRUG FENTANYL.”

Police urged the public to contact the department with any tips they may have about drug crimes in the community.

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“If you, or a loved one needs help, or you have information about drug distribution, violence, or any other crimes occurring in the Town of Yarmouth, please contact the Yarmouth Police Department Detective Division at 508.775.0445 extension 2134,” the release said.

Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.