Two teenagers were arrested Saturday night after they allegedly traveled to Massachusetts to purchase heroin and returned to Maine with the intent of reselling it in the Biddeford-Saco area.

Police arrested 19-year-olds Zachary Adams of Saco and Cole Goulet of Biddeford and charged the two with aggravated trafficking in heroin, a Class A crime. Both were taken to York County Jail in Alfred, where bail for each has been set at $10,000 cash, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Commander Scott Pelletier said in a statement released today.

A weeks-long MDEA investigation found that several people had been routinely traveling from Maine to Haverhill, Massachusetts, purchasing heroin in bulk and bringing it back to the Sunrise Motel in Saco, where it was repackaged and sold in individual doses throughout Biddeford and Saco, Pelletier said.

On Saturday night, drug agents observed Adams and Goulet leave the motel and drive out of state. As they returned, police stopped them on I-95 in York, and a search of their vehicle yielded approximately 30 grams – or an estimated 300 doses – of heroin and $1,100 in suspected drug proceeds, Pelletier said.

Police later gathered information regarding others involved in the alleged heroin distribution ring by searching a room at the Sunrise Motel. The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.

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