WESTPORT ISLAND, Maine — A Westport couple was arrested Wednesday morning and charged with possessing and distributing heroin in Lincoln County.
Roger Gingrass, 37, and Alicia Hallstrom, 36, were arrested by agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, according to a release from Stephen McCausland, spokesman for the Maine Department of Public Safety.
Late Wednesday morning, Maine drug agents searched Gingrass’ home on Ferry Road and reported seizing 33 grams of heroin, a half-pound of marijuana and a shotgun. The street value of the heroin is $6,600, according to the release.
The MDEA Mid-Coast District Task Force has investigated heroin sales in Lincoln County for the past three months. MDEA Cmdr. Scott Pelletier said in the release that an investigation showed Gingrass allegedly had traveled to Massachusetts on a regular basis to purchase bulk heroin, and then returned to Westport Island, where he would repackage the heroin and sell it from his house.
Gingrass was charged with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, a Class A felony, and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, a Class C felony. He remained at Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset on Wednesday in lieu of $25,000 bail.
Hallstrom was charged with Class C felony possession of scheduled drugs and was released on personal recognizance bail.
Deputies from the Lincoln County and Sagadahoc County sheriff’s offices, as well as the Bath police and Maine State Police, assisted with the investigation.