Two men arrested in York County heroin trafficking investigation

Posted Sept. 19, 2013, at 1:43 p.m.
Matthew Danis, 26, of Arundel
Courtesy of Kennebunk Police Department
Matthew Danis, 26, of Arundel
Zoran Trajanoski, 26, of Wells
Courtesy of Kennebunk Police Department
Zoran Trajanoski, 26, of Wells

KENNEBUNK, Maine — State drug enforcement agents on Thursday announced the arrests of two York County men as a result of Kennebunk-area heroin investigations.

According to a news release distributed Thursday by the Kennebunk Police Department, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency announced the arrests of Zoran Trajanoski, 26, of Wells, and Matthew Danis, 26, of Arundel.

“Over the past month, MDEA’s York District Task Force has been actively investigating both men for the illegal sale of heroin in and around Kennebunk. Investigations involving surveillance and controlled purchases of drugs led to the issuance of arrest warrants on Sept. 12, 2013, for Trajanoski and Danis,” the police announcement stated.

Trajanoski faces charges of Class A aggravated unlawful trafficking in heroin, and was taken to York County Jail, where he was held on $10,000 cash bail. Danis was charged with trafficking in marijuana and violation of bail conditions. He was also taken to York County Jail, with a $50,000 bail assignment.

“Danis’ bail conditions charge arose from his alleged sale of marijuana while currently on bail for a pending drug charge that originated earlier this year when he was accused of having provided heroin to a Kennebunk man, which ultimately led to his death,” Thursday’s police announcement stated, in part. “Danis had been charged with aggravated trafficking in Schedule W drugs — heroin — for that separate incident, and has been free on bail while awaiting trial.”

In the previous case, Danis was arrested on March 29 in connection with the Jan. 20 death of Charles Lipesto, 39, of Kennebunk.

A joint investigation by the Kennebunk Police Department and MDEA concluded that Lipesto had contacted Danis and placed an order for heroin and a syringe to inject it, according to police. Danis then allegedly delivered a syringe and heroin to Lipesto, who subsequently injected the heroin and died as a result of acute heroin intoxication, police said at the time.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency urges any York County residents with information about drug activity to call the local task force at 459-1373, use the toll-free tip hotline of 1-800-452-6457, or visit the group’s website at www.maine.gov/dps/mdea/drugtip.html.

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