Police charge 2 in Rockland heroin bust

Zachary Clarke
Knox County Jail
Zachary Clarke
By Stephen Betts, BDN Staff
Posted Jan. 24, 2014, at 10:48 a.m.

ROCKLAND, Maine — Two people were charged Thursday following a police investigation into heroin trafficking.

Zachary Clarke, 30, listed by police as a transient, was arrested and charged with aggravated furnishing of heroin, according to the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency. The charge was elevated to Class B felony because Clarke has a 2009 conviction for trafficking cocaine in Sagadahoc County, according to MDEA.

Katie Matthews, 26, of Camden was issued a summons for felony possession of heroin.

Clarke was arrested and Matthews summoned after members of the MDEA, Rockland police, and Maine State Police obtained a search warrant and searched a Camden Street residence on Thursday afternoon around 4. Fifty-six bags of heroin, drug paraphernalia, and a useable amount of marijuana were seized by agents.

The value of the drugs was estimated at approximately $1,500.

Clarke was taken to the Knox County Jail in Rockland and released on $1,000 bail.

His next court date is Feb 24.

 

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