June 19, 2018
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MDEA arrests 3 in Thomaston drug raid

By Dawn Gagnon, BDN Staff

THOMASTON, Maine — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency announced Wednesday night the arrest of three people on felony drug charges in connection with an alleged heroin and cocaine trafficking operation in the midcoast region.

Stafford Goodman, 27, of Biddeford was charged with a Class A aggravated trafficking in schedule drugs, MDEA Commander Scott Pelletier said Wednesday in a news release.

Charged with Class B trafficking in heroin and cocaine were Lauryn Smith, 20, of Biddeford and Alicia Santamore, 30, of Thomaston, Pelletier said.

Goodman remained at Knox County Jail on Wednesday night. He is being held on $5,000 cash bail, while Santamore is not eligible for bail at this time, a jail official confirmed. Smith was released Wednesday on $10,000 unsecured bail.

According to Pelletier, agents from the MDEA Mid Coast Drug Task Force, along with officers from the Maine State Police, the Thomaston Police Department, the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and the Rockland Police Department, executed a search warrant on a residence on Water Street in Thomaston.

Seized during the search were 21 grams of heroin and 26 grams of cocaine, as well as other items indicative of drug trafficking, Pelletier said. The approximate street value of the seized drugs is $10,000, he said.

Agents and officers joined forces to identify and disrupt the suspects’ alleged trafficking operation, Pelletier said, adding that the investigation is ongoing and other arrests are expected.

The MDEA’s Mid Coast Drug Task Force serves Knox, Waldo, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties.

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