WALDOBORO, Maine — A cocaine and heroin bust in Waldoboro on Wednesday landed a trio of men behind bars, according to the Department of Public Safety.
Jeffrey Aviles, 26, of Bronx, New York, Alphonso Belnavis, 45, and Dean Feltis, 48, both of Waldoboro, are facing various drug charges, according to spokesman Stephen McCausland.
Aviles had allegedly been traveling from the Bronx to Waldoboro with crack and heroin with an intent to repackage and sell the drugs to local users, according to McCausland.
On Wednesday night, a home occupied by Feltis and Belnavis was searched by drug agents, and 28 grams of crack cocaine, one gram of heroin, a rifle and 200 rounds of ammunition and $2,500 in cash were found, McCausland said.
As police entered, the men attempted to destroy the evidence and flee out a back door, but Feltis was wrestled down by officers on a back deck while the other two were subdued inside the residence.
Aviles was charged with aggravated trafficking in crack and possession of a firearm by a felon, Belnavis with aggravated trafficking in crack cocaine and Feltis with unlawful heroin possession.
State police, Lincoln County sheriff’s deputies, Waldoboro police and the Maine Warden Service assisted in the arrest.
All three suspects were taken to Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset, where bail was set at $50,000 for Aviles, $100,000 for Belnavis and $5,000 for Feltis.
The street value of the seized drugs is $3,000.