A Baileyville woman is facing drug charges after a traffic stop turned up thousands in cocaine and heroin in the same vehicle as her young children.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has charged Kayla Thistlewood, 27, with aggravated trafficking in cocaine and heroin/fentanyl. She was arrested after her vehicle was stopped on Maine Street in Baileyville on August 3.

Police say Thistlewood was driving and had her two children, ages 1 and 4, in the vehicle with her. Over the past several months, officials say the woman allegedly sold heroin to undercover drug agents, as part of an ongoing drug distribution investigation.

A drug detection dog was used during the traffic stop, and alerted to the presence of narcotics. The subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 43.1 grams of cocaine base, with a street value of $4,300.00, 235 grams of heroin/fentanyl, with a retail street value exceeding $70,000, and $7,820 in cash believed to be drug proceeds.

Thistlewood was transported to the Washington County Jail, where she remains on $10,000 cash bail. Her children are being cared for by a family member who responded to the scene.

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