Maine drug agents seize $450k worth of heroin

SCARBOROUGH, Maine — Maine drug agents had their largest bust ever, seizing more than a kilo of heroin Friday.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said two months of investigation, including undercover purchases, led agents to determine James Jamison of Waterbury, Connecticut had been supplying people in northern Maine with large amounts of heroin to resell.

Agents intercepted Jamison in South Portland, Maine, as he was allegedly driving heroin destined for northern Maine. As agents tried to take him into custody, he allegedly rammed an MDEA vehicle and fled toward Scarborough, Maine. As he fled, police said Jamison was involved with a crash and fled the scene on foot.

Law enforcement searched for Jamison for several hours and eventually found him hidden inside a Scarborough hotel, with the help of a K-9 tracker, reports WGME. He was taken into custody and is facing several charges.

In total, agents said they seized two pounds of heroin, pre-packaged into more than 10,000 individual bags. The MDEA estimates this to be a street value of $450,000.