New York men arrested in South Portland drug bust
SOUTH PORTLAND — A New York man is under armed guard at Maine Medical Center in Portland as he recovers from injuries sustained when he allegedly jumped out of a second-story window in an effort to evade police.
Police said Anthony Calderon, 30, of Brooklyn, N.Y., jumped from a window at the Days Inn hotel on Maine Mall Road around noon on Tuesday. Officers were called to the hotel to investigate the odor of marijuana. Instead, they found a suspected drug trafficking operation.
Calderon was arrested in the parking lot. South Portland police officers and agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency allegedly found 200 bags of heroin, 50 grams of cocaine, $7,000 cash and a handgun with the serial numbers filed off in his hotel room.
They also found a second man, Davidson Cordero, 22, also of Brooklyn, hiding in a nearby room that had been left open for housecleaning. Cordero was arrested on a charge of criminal trespass, and was released after he posted bail.
Sgt. Kevin Cashman of the DEA said the case is still under investigation and more arrests – and further charges against Calderon and Cordero – are expected.