Bronx man charged with trafficking heroin in Hancock, Penobscot counties



Jeremy Cruz
PENOBSCOT COUNTY JAIL PHOTO

BANGOR — A Bronx, N.Y., man accused of selling heroin in Hancock and Penobscot counties was arrested Wednesday on Main Street in Bangor.

Jeremy Cruz, 28, has been charged with Class A aggravated trafficking is Schedule W drugs (heroin). The charge was aggravated because one of the alleged drug sales occurred within 1,000 feet of a drug-free safe zone.

The arrest followed a months-long investigation by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s (MDEA) Downeast Task Force in Ellsworth. The investigation included the undercover purchase of heroin from Cruz, according to an MDEA press release.

Following his arrest, Cruz was transported to the Penobscot County Jail. Bail has been set at $30,000 cash. Cruz is expected to make an initial appearance Friday in a Bangor court.

The Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and Bangor Police Department assisted in the investigation. Officials say the investigation continues and more arrests are likely.

Anyone with information about the case or illegal drug sales is asked to contact their local MDEA office or call the MDEA tip line at 800-452-6457.

Cyndi Wood

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Cyndi is managing editor of The Ellsworth American. The Ellsworth native joined the staff of The American in 2007 as a reporter.
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