Man arrested on drug trafficking charge

ORLAND — A Medway man was arrested Saturday after state troopers found about 10 grams of suspected heroin/Fentanyl and a substantial amount of cash in his vehicle.

Trooper Dana Austin responded to Orland April 13 for a report of a man who had passed out behind the wheel. The driver, 36-year-old Jon Ladd, “was showing signs of recent drug use and drug paraphernalia was located in plain view inside the vehicle he was driving,” according to the police report. Upon searching the vehicle, police found approximately 10 grams of suspected heroin/Fentanyl. Police also found $1,727 “believed to be from the sale of illegal drugs” on Ladd.

Ladd was arrested on a charge of aggravated trafficking of Schedule W drugs.

Austin was assisted at the scene by Trooper Gavin Endre, Bucksport Police Sgt. David Winchester and Bucksport Officer Gerald Lowe.

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