Two Washington County Men Arrested On Heroin Charges - Aug. 14, 2013
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested two men from Washington County early Wednesday morning on heroin charges. MDEA seized about $8,000 of the drug and $3,680 in cash.
Drug agents Tuesday received information that James Storey, 48, of Baileyville, possibly accompanied by others, would be traveling out of the state in a green, 1998 Chevy Tracker and returning later that day allegedly with a significant amount of heroin for re-distribution in Washington County.
Sometime around midnight, agents located Storey's vehicle along Route 9 in Eddington. State Police attempted to pull over the vehicle which refused to stop. This resulted in a chase that covered approximately six miles ending on a dead end road in Amherst.
Story was driving the vehicle and was accompanied by another male and a female. Following the stop, agents determined that a quantity of heroin had been thrown from the vehicle during the chase. State troopers, Hancock County Sheriff's deputies, and MDEA agents located two packets of heroin on the side of the road. The drug was packaged in two 10 gram packages known as "fingers." In addition, agents found $3,680 in cash in the vehicle.
Storey was charged with Class A aggravated trafficking in heroin, eluding a police officer (Class C), driving to endanger (Class E) and operating in excess of 30 MPH over the speed limit (Class E).
Dustin White, 28 , of East Machias, was arrested and charged with possessing heroin and hindering apprehension or prosecution (Class B). The woman in the vehicle was not charged.
Authorities said heroin is usually sold on the street in one-tenth gram quantities known as "bags," which typically sell for $40 each. The amount of heroin seized would yield approximately 200 "bags" of heroin with a street value of $8,000.
Both Storey and White were transported to the Hancock County Jail. Bail has been set at $5000 each.
Storey remains at the Hancock County Jail, while White was able to post bail Wednesday morning. Court date for both men has been set for September 26 in Superior Court in Hancock County. Storey has at least one other felony drug conviction in Maine.