A New Yorker and a man from Wilton are facing charges for allegedly bringing heroin and cocaine into Maine.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says Rashawn Brown of New York and Jeffrey Brown of Wilton were part of a traffic stop at around 3:00 Tuesday afternoon on the Maine Turnpike in Auburn. Officials searched the vehicle and seized 129 grams of heroin and 33 grams of cocaine, with a combined street value of roughly $40,000.

The 41-year-old from Harlem, New York is charged with Unlawful Trafficking of Cocaine, Illegal Importation of Heroin, and Illegal Importation of Cocaine. Scott, age 53, of Wilton is charged with Aggravated Trafficking in Heroin, Unlawful Trafficking in Cocaine,Illegal Importation of Heroin, and Illegal Importation of Cocaine. Officials say the men share a last name, but are not related.

A joint investigation between the MDEA and Wilton Police Department discovered that Reshawn Brown had allegedly been using local hotels as a base of operations from which to distribute heroin and cocaine. Officials say he would allegedly travel to New York regularly to buy large quantities of heroin and cocaine and then return to Maine to sell it.

Both men are currently being held at the Androscoggin County Jail, with bail set at $50,000 cash for each. The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

Anyone with information about this case or who has information about the illegal sale of drugs anywhere in the state is encouraged to contact the MDEA office closest to them or to call the MDEA tip-line at 800-452-6457.

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