Brian Vance

A Sanford man faces charges of heroin trafficking as the result of a months-long investigation into drug dealing in the area.

Brian Vance, 27, faces three felony counts of heroin trafficking after an undercover officer reportedly purchased heroin from Vance, according to a news release from the Maine Department of Public Safety.

A search of Vance at the time of his arrest revealed Vance to be concealing approximately 10 grams of a heroin/fentanyl mix, a loaded handgun, and a boot knife.

The approximate street value of the seized heroin is $1,500.

The investigation is continuing and others associated with Vance who are distributing heroin have been identified. Additional arrests are expected as the investigation continues.