MDEA arrests 2 in Portland drug raid

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PORTLAND — Two men from the Bronx, New York, were in Cumberland County Jail after their April 20 arrests for allegedly selling heroin.

A jail official on Monday said Luchone Elzey, 24, and Jacquil Turner, 21, appeared April 22 at the Cumberland County Unified Criminal Docket in Portland. Bail was set at $50,000 cash for Elzey and $25,000 cash for Turner.

Both men are charged with Class A aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said April 21. The men were arrested 409 Cumberland Ave., Apt. 405, in a raid by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency that netted eight ounces of heroin with an estimated street value of $35,000. McCausland said agents also seized $4,000 cash.

Police claim Elzey and Turner were part of a larger group of people making weekly trips from New York City to Portland to sell heroin. The group allegedly paid renters with cash or drugs for use of their apartments.