Massachusetts And Maine Residents Arrested in Maine For Heroin Trafficking
Maine Drug Enforcement Agents took two people into custody, charged with trafficking in heroin. One suspect is from Maine while the other, from Massachusetts, is believed to have brought the drug into the state.
The seizure was conducted by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency's Aroostook County Task Force in Presque Isle. As part of an on-going heroin investigation being conducted by investigators, a probation search was conducted yesterday at a St. John Street home occupied by Katie Ramus. With Ramus at the time of the search was Norberto Colon of Brockton, Massachusetts.Agents learned that Colon was out on bail and also subject to search as a condition of that bail.
During the search, agents located nearly 13 grams of heroin, with a street value of $5,000. The investigation has revealed that the heroin was likely brought into the County from out of state by Colon.
As a result of this investigation, 31-year-old Colon is charged with Aggravated Trafficking in Heroin and Violations of Conditions of Release. Ramus is charged with Class C Possession of Heroin and probation violation. Both Colon and Ramus were taken to the Aroostook County Jail. Probation officers aided in the investigation and more arrests are possible.
If you have information concerning drug trafficking in your community, you're urged to contact your local law enforcement agency, or the closest MDEA task force office. You can also call MDEA and leave a message on the department's tip-line at 1-800-452-6457.