Franklin man arrested on heroin trafficking charge

ELLSWORTH — The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency’s Downeast District Task Force arrested a Franklin man who allegedly had over $8,000 worth of heroin in his possession Thursday in Brewer.

Agents arrested David Hudson, 35, on charges of aggravated trafficking in heroin, illegal importation of heroin and bail violation.

MDEA Commander Darrell Crandall said agents learned that Hudson would be traveling out of state on Nov. 6 to acquire heroin that would be sold in the greater Ellsworth area.

“Hudson was already free on pre-conviction bail for a drug trafficking arrest in July of this year,” Crandall said.

“On Hudson’s return trip on Thursday, Nov. 7, MDEA agents partnered with Brewer Police and the Maine State Police to approach Hudson’s vehicle in a commercial parking lot on Wilson Street in Brewer,” Crandall said. “Agents searched Hudson and his vehicle and found him in possession of approximately 42 grams of heroin (retail street value exceeding $8,000), as well as a small amount of cocaine.”

Hudson was also arrested on three outstanding warrants.

Agents took Hudson to Penobscot County Jail, where bail was set at $10,000 cash. Hudson was still incarcerated Friday, Crandall said.

The Ellsworth Police Department also assisted MDEA with the investigation.

“If convicted of the most serious offense, Hudson faces no less than four years in prison,” Crandall said.

Information on drug crimes may be reported to MDEA by calling a toll free tip line at (800) 452-6457 or by texting “MDEA,” followed by your information, to 847411.

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

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