A Connecticut man faces multiple charges after being arrested in connection with a heroin trafficking investigation in Maine.
In a release, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says that James Jamison, 33, of Waterbury, is accused of supplying heroin to individuals in Aroostook County for resale throughout Northern Maine. Agents tracked down Jamison in South Portland, Maine but when they tried to take him into custody he reportedly rammed the MDEA vehicle and fled the area in his vehicle. Three MDEA agents received minor injuries and were evaluated and released from Maine Medical Center.
South Portland police tried to stop Jamison but he refused. The MDEA says police did not pursue, but Jamison was then involved in a multi-vehicle crash in Scarborough, Maine and fled on foot.
Authorities eventually located Jamison at a nearby hotel and arrested him. Law enforcement also seized over two pounds of heroin, prepackaged into more than 10,000 individual bags for resale. The value of the heroin is estimated at around $450,000.
Jamison is charged with reckless conduct with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault, eluding a police officer, driving to endanger, and leaving the scene of a personal injury crash. His bond is set at $100,000.
The Aroostook County District Attorney is expected to bring charges of aggravated trafficking in Heroin charges.
The Fort Fairfield Police Department and the Connecticut State Police Statewide Narcotics Task Force are assisting with the drug investigation and more arrests are possible.
Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the MDEA tip line at (800) 452 6457.