SOUTHWEST HARBOR, Maine — A pair of men face drug trafficking charges after police stopped a car in Southwest Harbor and allegedly found 40 grams of heroin worth more than $12,000.
Leon Jacobs, 43, of Southwest Harbor and Jesse Couto, 29, of Trenton each face a Class B felony charge of heroin trafficking, according to a Monday news release from Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.
A Southwest Harbor police officer stopped a vehicle carrying Jacobs and Couto late Friday night as part of an investigation involving the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office, Southwest Harbor and state police.
“A state police dog performed a drug sniff of the car and its occupants, and 40 grams of heroin was seized with a street value of $12,000,” according to the release.
Both men were taken to Hancock County Jail.