Two charged after $4k of heroin, other drugs found in search warrant

CORNVILLE, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- More than 20 grams of heroin, a pistol, and other drugs were found after a search warrant was executed early Monday morning, leading to two arrests.

According to the Somerset County Sheriff's Office, deputies seized the following from 402 Shadagee Road in Cornville:

  • possible amounts of Fentanyl powder
  • controlled pills
  • more than $3,000 in cash
  • more than 20 grams of heroin
  • a 9mm pistol with a loaded clip
  • drug-related documentation
  • drug-related paraphernalia

Officials say four minor children, ages 17 and under, were home at the time. 39-year-old Andrew Swanson and 37-year-old Jamie Wheeler, who live at the home, were charged with aggravated drug trafficking and unlawful possession of a drug. More charges are expected, according to the sheriff's office.

The heroin has an approximate street value of more than $4,000.

Swanson and Wheeler are being held at the Somerset County Jail on $20,000 cash bail. Their initial court appearance will be February 7, 2017 in the Somerset County Unified Court. The DHHS will be notified, officials say.

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