MDEA seizes half pound of heroin

Maine Drug Enforcement Agents seized a half pound of heroin yesterday.

Agents say the heroin was bound for Penobscot and Hancock counties.

The seizure was the result of a several month-long investigation conducted by investigators assigned to the MDEA Downeast Office in Ellsworth and the MDEA North Central Office in Bangor.

30 year old Shailene Chapman of Newburgh was arrested around 5 p.m. yesterday after she was stopped on I-95 near Newport.

Chapman has been the focus of a several month investigation by MDEA for her suspected role in the importation of heroin from out of state for re-sale in the two counties .

Agents learned that Chapman would be returning to Maine from New York in a rental car and had search warrant issued for her car.

A State Police canine was brought to the scene and the dog located nearly a half pound of heroin hidden in luggage inside the vehicle.

The street value of the heroin was $42,000, and was the equivalent of 2,000 doses.

Chapman was charged with Class “A” Aggravated Trafficking is Schedule W Drugs. This charge was aggravated due to the quantity of heroin seized. She was taken to the Penobscot County Jail where bail has been set at $10,000 cash.

It is expected that she will make an initial appearance later today in a Bangor courtroom.