Maine drug agents arrest 2 in Brunswick heroin bust

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BRUNSWICK — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested two people Thursday, May 5, on charges of drug trafficking.

Scott Coombs, 39, of Bath, was stopped by officers on Pleasant Street at about 3 p.m. DEA had information that he was returning to the Bath-Brunswick area to sell heroin and cocaine he had purchased in Portland, according to a Brunswick Police Department report.

Coombs was allegedly found with a loaded handgun, about $2,000 worth of heroin, $300 of crack cocaine, hypodermic needles, marijuana and Narcan.

He was arrested on charges of Class B unlawful trafficking of heroin, Class C possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, and an outstanding warrant from another agency. He was taken to Cumberland County Jail in Portland and his bail was set at $2,000 cash.

Agents also arrested Catherine Carton, 37, of Brunswick, on a charge of Class B unlawful trafficking of heroin. She was taken to Cumberland County Jail and her bail was set at $500 cash.

The arrests were the result of a two-month investigation by MDEA, the Bath and Brunswick police departments, and the Sagadahoc County Sheriff’s Office.

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    I am looking forward to the day when a Maine entrepreneur isn’t a drug dealer.