Five people arrested in connection with Augusta drug ring

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AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- Police and drug agents have arrested five people in connection with an Augusta drug ring.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Augusta Police have been investigating a group of people selling heroin and cocaine in the Augusta area for several months.

On Friday, police executed search warrants at three different locations in Augusta and Belgrade and seized more than $23,000 worth of heroin and cocaine.

Five people have been arrested so far in connection with the case.

Authorities say 19-year-old James Davis from Harlem, N.Y. and Belgrade has been charged with aggravated trafficking in heroin and unlawful trafficking in heroin.  His bail has been set at $25,000.

23-year-old Terrell Washington from Bronx, N.Y. has been charged with two counts of unlawful trafficking in heroin.  His bail has been set at $25,000. 

31-year-old John Wood from Augusta has been charged with unlawful possession of heroin and hindering apprehension.  His bail is set at $10,000.

56-year-old Beverly Norton from Augusta has been charged with two counts of aggravated trafficking in heroin.  Her bail is set at $15,000.

27-year-old Amber Swift from Belgrade has been charged with unlawful trafficking in heroin, and her bail is set at $2,500.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency says the case is still under investigation, and more arrests are anticipated. 

The Maine Attorney General's Office will be handling the prosecution of the case.

Anyone with information on drug crimes is encouraged to call MDEA at 1-800-452-6457. 

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