Newcastle woman arrested on charge of selling heroin

Posted July 21, 2014, at 11:18 a.m.

NEWCASTLE, Maine — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has arrested a 28-year-old Newcastle woman for allegedly trafficking heroin.

Nichole L. Brackett was allegedly selling 25-milligram bags of heroin, which sell for $25 to $30 apiece, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Supervisor Jim Pease said.

“We seized heroin during our investigation,” Pease said.

Brackett faces a Class A charge of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, a felony. A Class A charge carries a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison and a $50,000 fine.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested Brackett around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 16. The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office assisted in the investigation.

The arrest follows “a few weeks” of investigation into heroin sales in the Damariscotta and Waldoboro area, Pease said.