A Connecticut man who was arrested by the Maine Marine Patrol in the Hancock County town of Trenton is charged with aggravated drug trafficking.

Ronald Golden, 31, of Meriden, Connecticut, had allegedly transported a large amount of heroin into Maine for sale in Hancock and Penobscot counties, said Steve McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety, in a press release.

Golden was stopped Friday on Route 230 in Trenton by Maine Marine Patrol officers Sean Dow and Richard Derboghosian for erratic driving. Agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Downeast Task Force investigated and seized 200 bags of heroin from a passenger in the vehicle, McCausland said.

The MDEA investigation revealed that Golden had brought an estimated 750 bags of heroin, with a street value of $8,000, into the state for distribution, McCausland said. In addition to the trafficking charge, Golden was found to be driving with a suspended license in Connecticut.

Golden was charged with aggravated trafficking because of the large amount of heroin that was seized.

Three other people were in the vehicle with Golden when he was stopped. Also charged with aggravated trafficking was Austin Kleffman, 28, of Trenton. Ajha Stanley, 20, of Trenton was charged with unlawful drug possession and violation of conditions of release. The fourth person was not charged.