A man staying at a Hancock County motel was arrested last weekend and charged with selling heroin from his room.


The investigation was conducted by State Police and MDEA’s Downeast Task Force.

On Sunday, April 9, State Police Trooper Travis Chapman responded to a Hancock County motel on a report of suspicious activity in one of the guest rooms. After speaking with a number of witnesses,  the trooper suspected drug trafficking was taken place and he contacted MDEA agents who responded to the motel. The male occupant of the room was detained, said Steve McCausland, Public Safety spokesman.

A search of the room led to the discovery of over 600 dosage units of heroin, with an estimated street value of $15,000. Investigators also located approximately $1500 in suspected drug proceeds, along with a loaded, semi-automatic shotgun in the room, McCausland said.

Charged with Class A Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (heroin) was 33 year old , Pedro E. Lezama Agaz, from the country of Peru.  The charge was aggravated because of the loaded firearm. Lezama Agaz was transported to the Hancock County Jail and he was to appear in Ellsworth court this week.

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