Two arrested in Houlton heroin bust

HOULTON, Maine - Last night, a New Hampshire man and his female companion were arrested in Houlton following an investigation into the illegal importation and sale of heroin in Aroostook County.

As part of an on-going effort focused on the importation of heroin into Aroostook County, agents from MDEA’s Aroostook Task Force in Houlton executed a search warrant at around 8 p.m. last night on an apartment located at 65 Court Street in Houlton.

The search warrant was the result of a month-long investigation into the sale of heroin and other drugs from this residence. The case involved the undercover purchase of suspected heroin from the apartment.

During the warrant, agents recovered approximately 90 grams of suspected heroin and several grams of methamphetamine. The suspected street value of the recovered drugs is estimated at $10,000. Other evidence consistent with drug trafficking was also seized.

31 year old Matthew A. Perry of Concord, N.H., has been charged with two counts of unlawful trafficking in schedule W drugs. One of the counts is a Class A, Aggravated charge due to the amount of suspected heroin seized. The other was a Class B offense. At the time of Perry’s arrest, there were five outstanding warrants for his arrest. Three from New Hampshire and two out of Maine. Perry was also on probation from the State of New Hampshire for Aggravated Assault. His bail was set at $10,000 cash.

19 year old Makayla McGuire of Houlton was charged with a single count of Class A, Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs. Her bail was also set at $10, 000 cash.

Both were transported to the Aroostook County Jail for processing.

MDEA was assisted in this investigation by the Aroostook County Sheriff’s Office and the Houlton Police Department. This investigation is on-going and more arrests are possible.

This investigation highlights the continuing trend of out of state drug traffickers who are coming to all parts of this state in order to traffic in these highly addictive drugs. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency stands committed to working with all partners in order to target, infiltrate and arrest individuals who come here in order to distribute drugs.