Bar Harbor man accused of carrying heroin, $28,000 cash on motorcycle

Posted Sept. 30, 2013, at 7:14 p.m.

BAR HARBOR, Maine — A local man is facing felony drug trafficking charges after police allegedly found heroin and $28,000 in cash on his motorcycle.

Korey Brown, 28, of Bar Harbor was stopped by police Sunday afternoon at a convenience store on Cottage Street after he came under suspicion of transporting heroin, Bar Harbor police Sgt. David Kerns indicated Monday in a press release. Police impounded the motorcycle he was riding, a 2004 Harley-Davidson, until they were able to get a search warrant, Kerns said.

Once they obtained the warrant, police searched the motorcycle and discovered 500 retail packets of heroin and $28,000 in cash, Kerns stated in the release. The street value of one packet in the Bar Harbor area runs between $35 and $50, Kerns noted, which would make the overall estimated street value of the drugs seized between $17,500 and $25,000.

After the search, Brown was placed under arrest at his home on Newton Way without incident, according to Kerns.

Brown is facing a Class B charge of unlawful trafficking in drugs, which carries a potential penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

He is being held at Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth on $15,000 cash bail. Additional information about the arrest was unavailable Monday evening.

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