BAR HARBOR, Maine — A local man is facing felony drug trafficking charges after police allegedly found heroin and $28,000 in cash on his motorcycle.

Korey Brown, 28, of Bar Harbor was stopped by police Sunday afternoon at a convenience store on Cottage Street after he came under suspicion of transporting heroin, Bar Harbor police Sgt. David Kerns indicated Monday in a press release. Police impounded the motorcycle he was riding, a 2004 Harley-Davidson, until they were able to get a search warrant, Kerns said.

Once they obtained the warrant, police searched the motorcycle and discovered 500 retail packets of heroin and $28,000 in cash, Kerns stated in the release. The street value of one packet in the Bar Harbor area runs between $35 and $50, Kerns noted, which would make the overall estimated street value of the drugs seized between $17,500 and $25,000.

After the search, Brown was placed under arrest at his home on Newton Way without incident, according to Kerns.

Brown is facing a Class B charge of unlawful trafficking in drugs, which carries a potential penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

He is being held at Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth on $15,000 cash bail. Additional information about the arrest was unavailable Monday evening.

Bill Trotter

A news reporter in coastal Maine for more than 20 years, Bill Trotter writes about how the Atlantic Ocean and the state's iconic coastline help to shape the lives of coastal Maine residents and visitors....