Five people, including three New Yorkers, are facing charges in connection with a drug bust in Swanville.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says the arrests were the result of a month-long investigation into the illegal importation and distribution of heroin and crack cocaine into Waldo County, including undercover purchases of the drugs.  A search warrant was executed at a residence on the Harriman Road in Swanville, which is the home of Christopher King. Officials say King was assisting and allowing a group from New York to distribute drugs from his home to customers throughout the greater Waldo County area.

Arrested are:

  • Christopher King, age 30 of Swanville, Maine - Charged with unlawful trafficking in heroin and violation of bail
  • Bobby Dean Berry, age 22 of New York - Charged with unlawful trafficking in crack cocaine
  • Sean Rohan, age 27 of New York - Charged with unlawful trafficking in heroin
  • Princessayana Harris, age 21 of New York - Charged with unlawful trafficking of crack cocaine
  • Taylor Andrews, age 28 of Gardiner - Charged with unlawful trafficking in crack cocaine.

Officials say, during the execution of the search warrant on August 2nd, King was found weighing and packaging heroin for resale and Rohan was located in a bedroom attempting to conceal heroin. Approximately 14 grams of heroin was seized along with packaging materials and $800 in suspected drug proceeds.

While agents were at the home, a vehicle driven by Andrews pulled up, with Berry and Harris in the passenger seats. A search of that vehicle and its occupants resulted in the seizure of approximately 30 grams of crack cocaine, 5 grams of cocaine HCL, and $2,200 in suspected drug proceeds.

All five suspects were taken to the Two Bridges Regional Jail, where bail was set at $10,000 cash for Berry, Rohan, and Harris. No bail was set for King, due to his bail violation. Andrews was released on unsecured bail.

Anyone with information about this investigation or the illegal sale of drugs in this state is urged to contact the MDEA office closest to you or by calling the MDEA tip-line at 800-452-6457.