Traffic stop leads to crack/heroin bust

Karen Manning

ELLSWORTH — Hancock County Sheriff’s Deputy Travis Frost and police dog Finn helped the Maine State Police find crack cocaine and heroin during a traffic stop on Route 182 in Hancock Sept. 6.

The Sheriff’s Office said troopers had suspected one of the car’s occupants had illegal drugs.

“Finn alerted to the presence of illegal drugs on a female passenger in the vehicle,” police said. The drugs included 12 grams of crack cocaine and 8 grams of heroin.

As a result, Trooper Dana Austin arrested Karen Manning, 51, of Cherryfield on charges of aggravated drug trafficking – heroin and unlawful drug trafficking – crack cocaine.

Manning was transported to the Hancock County Jail, where police found additional drugs on her person, police said.

Manning is free on bail.

Frost and Finn were certified as a narcotics detection team two weeks ago.

Jennifer Osborn

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