May 24, 2018
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Lewiston man arrested in connection with illegal heroin distribution

Macarthur Taylor
By Ryan McLaughlin, BDN Staff

LEWISTON, Maine — A Lewiston man is facing multiple drug charges following his arrest on Thursday, police said.

Macarthur Taylor, 40, was taken into custody without incident at his residence, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency commander Scott Pelletier said Friday.

Over the last year, drug agents from the Bath Police Department and Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office have investigated illegal heroin distribution between Lewiston and the Bath area, according to Pelletier.

Multiple undercover stings were conducted in which drug agents purchased contraband from Taylor, with many of them occurring in “Safe Zones” near area schools.

Taylor is facing charges of possession of schedule drugs, aggravated trafficking in schedule drugs and trafficking in prison contraband.

A search warrant of Taylor’s apartment revealed items indicative of drug trafficking, Pelletier said. Additional arrests are likely as the investigation continues.

Taylor is being held on $100,000 cash bail at the Androscoggin County Jail.

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