A man from New York City was arrested Thursday night on drug trafficking charges after getting off a Greyhound bus in Hermon.

Agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Down East Task Force arrested Kervin Castillo, 22, of the Bronx and charged him with trafficking in crack cocaine, said Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.

A search of Castillo turned up 41 grams of crack cocaine base, valued at more than $6,000, said McCausland.

Police say they believe that Castillo was on his way to Hancock County to distribute the drugs. Drug agents had information that a man from the Bronx would be coming by bus to the Bangor area.

Hancock County Sheriff Scott Kane said he is troubled by the number of out-of-state drug traffickers entering rural Maine.

“This arrest and seizure represents a growing and troubling trend in Hancock County,” Kane said.


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