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New York man arrested, charged for selling heroin in Portland

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- According to police, another New York man has been charged by drug agents with selling heroin in Maine – this time in Portland.

Police report that this is the fourth time this week that a New York man has been charged with selling heroin. The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says 22-year-old Jomo K. Cunningham of Brooklyn was arrested Thursday evening.

For the past two months, agents had been conducting an investigation into the distribution of heroin in Greater Portland by Cunningham and others from New York City. During the investigation agents made a number of undercover purchases of heroin from Cunningham who routinely stayed at local hotels distributing heroin that he and others brought to Maine.

Agents seized about 60 grams of heroin which is the equivalent to 600 doses. Also seized were digital scales, packaging materials and some cash from suspected drug sales. The street value of the heroin is $ 8,400.

Cunningham was transported to the Cumberland County Jail where bail was set at $25,000. The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are expected.

Earlier this week, two NY men were arrested in their car on the Maine Turnpike in Kennebunk, and a NY man was arrested inside his Gardiner apartment – all charged with selling heroin.


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