Maine makes largest heroin seizure in state history

James Jamison (Photo Maine DEA via WMTW-TV)


SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Police say they’ve made Maine’s largest seizure of heroin after a Connecticut man rammed a vehicle containing drug agents and crashed his car.

Photo: Maine DEA
Photo: Maine DEA

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says 33-year-old James Jamison of Waterbury, Connecticut, was arrested after he fled the crash scene on foot on Friday.

Steve McCausland of the Maine Department of Public Safety says more than 2 pounds of heroin was seized, some from the vehicle and some from the roadside where Jamison had tossed it while fleeing. The drug was packaged into more than 10,000 individual bags with a street value of $450,000.

Jamison is charged with aggravated drug trafficking, along with reckless conduct, aggravated assault, eluding an officer and leaving the scene of a crash. It was not known if he had a lawyer.

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