Stephanie Little, 28, of Edgecomb
Stephanie Little, 28, of Edgecomb
Two Lincoln County residents have been charged with aggravated drug trafficking after a search of their car after a late night traffic stop May 15 resulted in the discovery $72,000 worth of heroin.

As a result of the finding, police arrested and charged Nicholas Buscanera, 21, of Westport Island, and Stephanie Little, 28, of Edgecomb, with aggravated trafficking in heroin.

Both Buscanera and Little were taken to Two Bridges Jail where bail was set at $5,000 each. Both are being held in lieu of bail and were due in court May 16.

According to a statement from Maine State Police spokesman Steve McCausland, during the course of a months-long investigation Maine Drug Enforcement Agents developed information Buscanera and Little would be traveling out of state by car yesterday to obtain heroin.

Late Thursday night, Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Deputies stopped their car on Route 1 in Woolwich at the request of the MDEA. A search of the vehicle recovered two bags that contained a total of 72 grams of heroin, the equivalent of 2,880 individual doses with a street value of $72,000.

Bath Police, Lincoln and Sagadahoc County Sheriff's Offices assisted MDEA in this investigation.

Anyone who suspects drug trafficking or may have information on drug trafficking in encouraged to contact their local law enforcement agency or the MDEA Mid-Coast Regional Task Force Office at (207) 594-6188.  The task force serves Waldo, Knox, Lincoln and Sagadahoc counties.