Apr 2, 2016 3:44 PM
Two Maine residents arrested for drug trafficking in separate incidents
YORK, Maine - Two Maine residents have been arrested for drug trafficking in two separate incidents, allegedly running the drugs from Massachusetts to Maine and traveling through New Hampshire.
Jorge Medina, 36, of Sanford, Maine, was charged with aggravated aggravated trafficking in heroin. Leah Thurlow, 59, of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, was charged with aggravated trafficking in heroin and violation of conditions of release.
According to state police, investigators from the Sanford Police Department received information that Medina would be traveling to Massachusetts to pick up heroin Friday. Investigators contacted MDEA agents, who began a surveillance of Medina. Agents observed a vehicle in which Medina was a passenger enter Maine from New Hampshire.
A search of Medina resulted in the seizure of approximately 32 grams (320 doses) of suspected heroin, 4 grams of crack cocaine and 4 grams of cocaine hydrochloride.
Medina was arrested and transported to the York County Jail where bail was set at $25,000 cash. The operator of the vehicle was issued a traffic summons and released.
Approximate street value of the seized drugs is $6,000.
While agents and troopers were conducting the Medina investigation and arrest, assisting agents observed a vehicle traveling northbound from New Hampshire being operated by Leah Thurlow. Thurlow had been arrested in early March for possessing heroin after she was stopped on the Maine Turnpike as she returned to Maine from Massachusetts with heroin and was on bail for that charge. Troopers stopped Thurlow’s vehicle on the Maine Turnpike in York for agents to conduct a search as part of Thurlow’s bail.
A search of Thurlow’s vehicle resulted in the seizure of approximately 16 grams (160 doses) of suspected heroin.
Thurlow was arrested and transported to the York County Jail. No bail was set due to her violating her present bail.
Approximate street value of the seized heroin is $2,500.
There is no connection between the arrests Jorge Medina and Leah Thurlow.