PALMER, Massachusetts — A pair of women from Millinocket are facing multiple drug charges after large amounts of heroin and cocaine were found in their vehicle in western Massachusetts.

Palmer officers caught the attention of Ann-Marie DeJesus, 28, and Angela Wheatley, 29, after they were driving suspiciously around 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Palmer police Sgt. Kevin White.

White said officers were conducting a routine check of a school zone when the suspicious vehicle was spotted, and packages of heroin were seen in plain view.

Approximately 1,200 baggies of heroin were found in the vehicle, along with a substantial amount of cocaine, the sergeant said.

DeJesus and Wheatley were arrested and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, trafficking in heroin, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and committing a drug violation near a school zone or park, White said.

Both women were held at the Palmer police station overnight and were expected to be arraigned Thursday.

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