Maine Drug Enforcement says two men from Hancock County have been charged following an investigation into the sale of heroin in the Southwest Harbor area. 

Maine State Police

MDEA was assisted in the investigation by the Southwest Harbor Police Department, Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and State Police.

MDEA’s Downeast Office in Ellsworth coordinated the investigation and late Friday night (1/20/17), a Southwest Harbor police officer stopped a car in the town as a result.  A State Police dog performed a drug sniff of the car and occupants and 40 grams of heroin was seized with a street value of $12,000.

Arrested

  1. Leon Jacobs,  43 , of Southwest Harbor. Jacobs has been charged with Class B Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (heroin).
  2. Jesse Couto,  29, from Trenton.  Couto has been charged with Class B Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (heroin).

Both were transported to the Hancock County Jail.