A Biddeford man accused of selling heroin to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agents during an investigation over the last several months has turned himself in after learning police had obtained a warrant for his arrest.

Edward Matthewson, 34, surrendered on Wednesday at the Biddeford Police Department on a charge of aggravated trafficking of heroin and was ordered held at the York County Jail in Alfred on $50,000 bail pending his initial court appearance.

Matthewson allegedly sold the heroin directly to undercover officers within 1,000 feet of the St. James School in Biddeford, an aggravating factor that made the charge against him a Class A felony, punishable by up to 30 years in prison.

Biddeford police announced Matthewson’s arrest in a post on Facebook that said they and the MDEA are investigating further and expect more arrests.

Agents from the MDEA and officers from the Biddeford Police Street Crimes unit went to Matthewson’s home on April 17 to arrest him, but he was not there. Officers were able to get enough evidence on that trip to obtain a search warrant for the residence, according to the Biddeford police post.

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