BANGOR, Maine — A Connecticut man was arrested at an Odlin Road hotel early Thursday morning after officials allegedly found him to be in possession of heroin and crack cocaine intended to be sold in the city.

Eric Maia, 24, of Waterbury is facing a charge of trafficking in heroin and cocaine base, according to Maine Drug Enforcement Agency Cmdr. Peter Arno.

“The investigation, conducted by MDEA’s North Central Office, highlights the continued problem associated with out of state drug dealers relocating to cities and towns throughout the state of Maine for the sole purpose of trafficking in illicit drugs,” Arno said in a statement.

The investigation into Maia’s activities spanned several months, according to Arno. On Wednesday night, drug agents were able to gain a search warrant for Maia’s room.

Agents executed the search early Thursday and found over 20 grams of heroin and several grams of crack cocaine worth $5,000, the MDEA commander said.

Bangor police provided the MDEA with substantial assistance during the investigation, Arno said. Holden and state police also assisted.

Bail for Maia was set at $25,000 at the Penobscot County Jail. He is expected to appear in court Friday.

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Ryan McLaughlin

BDN sports freelancer Ryan McLaughlin grew up in Brewer and is a lifelong fan of the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins.