South Portland police arrest man, discover over 2 pounds of cocaine in vehicle

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Police in South Portland seized approximately 2 pounds of cocaine after arresting a man wanted on several charges on Oct. 17.

The South Portland police responded to a call around 6:15 p.m. regarding a man who was jumping on a vehicle in the area of 700 Main St., South Portland. Police said the man was identified as Gregory Pardo, 50, address unavailable, and there was an active federal warrant out of Boston for Pardo’s arrest for violating his federal supervised release.

When police found Pardo, he was bleeding profusely from his arms and hands resulting from an altercation with a female who had cut him with a razor blade, said Lt. Todd Bernard of the South Portland police. Bernard said it is believed the altercation happened in Old Orchard, where the female, whose name was not released, lives.

Police searched the small sedan Pardo was found jumping on and discovered 1 kilogram (about 2.2 pounds) of cocaine and seven grams of heroin. Police said the drugs discovered in the search have a combined street value of approximately $24,000.00. Pardo was taken to Maine Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries, then to Cumberland County Jail.

The South Portland police, Old Orchard police and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency were involved with the arrest and subsequent investigations.

Pardo is being held on a federal warrant at the jail. Police said Pardo has a criminal history that includes a federal conviction for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, according to police. Further criminal charges are expected, police said.

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