SACO — A Biddeford man was arrested, and Saco police said they seized heroin during the traffic stop on Thursday evening. 

Saco police received a call that a man driving a beige 2000 Buick Lesabre was in possession of heroin, headed into Saco near the Scarborough line, according to a statement from Deputy Chief Jeffrey Holland.

Sgt. Scott Sicard located the vehicle on the Industrial Park Road. The vehicle turned onto Tasker Street, was speeding and operating left of center, so the officer pulled the car over and identified the driver as Steven P. Bergeron, 52, of Summer Street in Biddeford.

Saco Police Officer Nicholas Stankevitz and K-9 Ranger performed a walk around the vehicle and subject, resulting in K-9 Ranger indicating Bergeron’s front jacket pocket. A search by a backup officer located packaging material with remnants of a powdery/granular substance in one pocket and a brown chunky substance that Bergeron allegedly identified as heroin, according to Holland. Bergeron was arrested, and his car was searched, which resulted in additional heroin being confiscated, police said.

Bergeron was charged with unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs, a Class B felony. He was unable to post the $500 bail and was transported to the York County Jail in Alfred. He is scheduled to appear at York County Superior Court on March 27, according to Holland.

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