Two Arrested in Washington County Heroin and Cocaine Bust
A man and woman have been charged with trafficking in heroin and cocaine following a drug bust in Lubec.
The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, along with Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies, State Troopers and Pleasant Point Police Officers searched a home at 50 Dixie Road last Wednesday. The search came after a months-long investigation into the sale of heroin and crack cocaine by residents at the home, according to MDEA Commander Peter Arno.
When officers entered the home, they encountered eight people, including a woman who fled out the back door with a bag of drugs and was immediately apprehended.
Seized from the home were approximately 50 grams of heroin, 40 grams of powdered cocaine, 8 grams of crack cocaine and $4750 in suspected drug proceeds. Police say the street value of the drugs is estimated at $15,000.
The two people charged so far as a result of this investigation:
Sharley Fitzsimmons, 51, of Lubec. He has been charged with Class “A” Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Heroin/Cocaine). Due to his declining health, Fitzsimmons was charged by way of summons and has not been arrested at this time.
Jennifer Wallace, 35, of Lubec. She has been charged with Class “A” Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Heroin/Cocaine). Wallace was taken to the Washington County Jail where bail was set at $1,000 cash.
Sheriff Barry Curtis, who has recently assigned two of his deputies to MDEA, says he has made the influx of drugs into Washington County a top priority of his administration and stands committed in working with the MDEA, and other law enforcement partners, to address a growing drug problem.