WINTHROP, Maine — A New York City man and a local woman have been arrested after a two-month investigation into heroin distribution in the Winthrop area, according to officials.
John Cedeno, 19, and Bridget Drayton, 32, were arrested on Monday night, according to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Cmdr. Peter Arno.
Agents from the MDEA’s Augusta task force and Winthrop police have been investigating the situation, and that included undercover drug purchases from the duo, Arno said.
Drayton was arrested after a traffic stop on Monday night on Main Street, and shortly after, a search warrant was executed on her residence, where Cedeno was located, Arno said.
Nearly 40 grams of heroin and a .38-caliber handgun and ammunition were allegedly found and seized, and Cedeno was subsequently arrested.
Cedeno and Drayton are both facing a charge of aggravated heroin trafficking, Arno said.
“This charge was aggravated due to the fact that the drugs were being sold within a school zone and the presence of a firearm,” Arno said.
In addition, Drayton also is facing two charges of heroin trafficking, Arno said. Cedeno is being held on $50,000 bail and Drayton on $25,000 bail at the Kennebec County Jail.
If you have information about this investigation or illegal sale of drugs in this state, call the MDEA office closest to you or call the MDEA tip-line at 800-452-6457.