EDGECOMB — Four people, including two Boothbay Harbor residents, have been arrested for trafficking in heroin following an investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Lt. Michael J. Murphy of the Sheriff’s Department said today that the investigation culminated this week with a search warrant being executed at an Edgecomb motel and with a traffic stop in Boothbay. Police dogs from the town of Topsham’s narcotics detection K-9 unit assisted at both sites.

Agents seized 170 bags of heroin with an approximate street value of $4,200. Marijuana and Suboxone pills were also seized.

Arrested and charge with unlawful trafficking in heroin were: 28-year-old Brian Swett and Jessica Hale, 25, both of Boothbay Harbor. Also charged were: 25-year-old Jeremy Buttigieg and Nicole Russell, 26, both of New Milford, N.J.

All four suspects are being held at the Two Bridges Jail in Wiscasset. Buttigieg’s bail has been set at $50,000 cash; Russell’s bail is $30,000 cash; and Hale’s bail is $20,000.

Swett was also charged with violating conditions of his probation release. He had been out on bail for a previous arrest for trafficking heroin and is being held without bail.

 


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