YORK, Maine — Two men from southern Maine were arrested late Wednesday in connection with heroin trafficking in York County, officials said.

Jeffrey March, 24, of Saco and Brandon Perry, 23, of Scarborough are each facing a charge of aggravated heroin trafficking, a Class A offense, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Commander Scott Pelletier said.

On Wednesday, drug agents had observed the pair leave the state for Lawrence, Massachusetts, presumably to buy drugs to distribute in the Biddeford and Saco areas, according to Pelletier.

Agents pulled the duo over on Route 1 in York upon their returning to Maine around 10 Wednesday night, and a state police canine detected the presence of drugs, Pelletier said.

March and Perry both had a quantity of heroin concealed in their clothes, and, in all, 24 grams of contraband worth $3,800 were seized, Pelletier said.

Both men were taken to the York County Jail where bail was set at $100,000.

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