South Portland man arrested on drug dealing charges

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SOUTH PORTLAND — A Rossetti Avenue man was arrested Friday evening at his home on drug trafficking charges that included cocaine, LSD and ecstasy.

Brandon York, 30, was under investigation for at least a month by the Portland and South Portland police departments and the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, according to a press release Monday from Maine Public Safety Department spokesman Steve McCausland. 

Agents from the MDEA arrested York around 5 p.m. on Aug. 21 on a charge of Class B drug trafficking. Methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA, or ecstasy), cocaine, packaging material and $5,000 in suspected drug proceeds were seized from his home, McCausland said.

During the investigation, more than 150 grams of cocaine, 50 grams of ecstasy, nearly 500 grams of marijuana, 300 grams of the general anesthetic Ketamine, 150 doses of Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and a total of $17,000 was seized from York. The drugs are estimated at about $25,000 in street value, according to McCausland. 

York was taken to the Cumberland County Jail, where he made bail, McCausland said.