Retired State Trooper Arrested on Drug Charges

The Maine Department of Public Safety says a retired state trooper was arrested overnight and charged with selling cocaine and fentanyl.

Maine Drug Enforcement Agents arrested 51 year old Jeffrey Linscott of Buxton late last night along Main St. in Gorham.

Linscott was charged with Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Fentanyl) Class A, Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Fentanyl & Cocaine) Class B (2 counts) and Unlawful Possession of Schedule W Drugs (Suspected Fentanyl) Class C.

MDEA agents from the Cumberland District Task Force and Gorham Police arrested Linscott around 11:30 pm and he was taken to the Cumberland County Jail.

Linscott was arrested after agents intercepted him delivering suspected Fentanyl to a customer in a parking lot of the Hannaford Store in Gorham.

Several grams of suspected Fentanyl, packaging materials, scales and $1,000 of suspected drug proceeds were seized from Linscott. For the past two months, agents have been investigating Linscott and others associated with him for selling Heroin, Fentanyl and Cocaine throughout Cumberland County.

In addition, drug agents conducted several undercover purchases of drugs from Linscott.

Linscott was transported to the Cumberland County Jail where bail was set at $50,000 cash. The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are expected.

Linscott served 22 years with the State Police and retired in November of 2010.