Tuesday, December 10, 2013
WISCASSET — A local pair and two others from New York are facing drug trafficking and possession charges after police searched a Gardiner Road home last week.
Travis Crowley, 31, and Carol Crowley, 25, both of Wiscasset, have each been charged with heroin possession, Commander Scott Pelletier of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said in a news release.
Amandalee Ayala, 26, and Angel Luis Miranda, 35, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., were each charged with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.
The Crowleys were released on unsecured bonds. Ayala and Miranda are each being held at the Two Bridges Regional Jail in Wiscasset on $10,000 cash bail each, Pelletier said.
Additional charges are expected, he said.
Pelletier said police uncovered 3 grams of heroin, Inositol, which was used to cut the heroin, or add to the heroin to increase the overall volume. Police also found methadone, suboxone and fentanyl patches, none of which were prescribed to either of the Crowleys.
A gram of heroin after cutting produces about 50 bags, or doses, which sell for about $30 per bag, Pelletier wrote.
"The investigation revealed the Crowleys were using and distributing heroin in Lincoln and Sagadahoc (county) communities," Pelletier wrote. "Agents were able to determine the Crowley's source ... for their heroin was two people from New York City."
Ayala and Miranda were arrested the next day, Saturday, when there car was pulled over shortly before 5 a.m. on Route 1 in Wiscasset. Agents seized 21 grams of heroin.
"The two were arriving back in Maine from New York," Pelletier wrote.