A Connecticut man is being sought on a drug charge in connection with an August 4 theft of items that police say were fraudulently charged to a business account at Poulin Lumber in Derby. Charges of fentanyl trafficking are pending against Baylen Eason, 28, of East Hartford, Conn. The incident began with the August 5 arrest of Randy Buzzell, 27, of Newport, who on August 4 allegedly purchased over $1,000 of power tools and hand tools, and charged them to the business account for a company, with which he was no longer employed. Police got on his trail, and Buzzell’s residence was seized, and all the stolen items were recovered and returned to Poulin Lumber. Additionally, evidence of narcotics trafficking was discovered during the search. On August 9, a court-ordered search warrant was executed, and some 640 bags of fentanyl and 30 grams of crack cocaine were discovered, along with a large sum of US currency. As the police investigation went along, the charges against Eason were filed. A $50,000 warrant for his arrest for fentanyl trafficking was requested and granted by the Orleans Superior Court. Eason’s whereabouts are currently unknown and anyone with information that may help troopers locate him is encouraged to contact the Derby barracks at (802) 334-8881.
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