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Retired Maine state trooper arrested on drug trafficking charges

December 28, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Retired Maine state trooper arrested on drug trafficking charges

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A retired state trooper from Maine was taken into custody last week and charged with drug trafficking.

DEA agents arrested 51-year-old Jeffrey Linscott, of Buxton at 11:30 p.m. last Wednesday in a parking lot, where he was allegedly selling drugs to a customer. Officers seized several grams of purported fentanyl and $1,000, Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland revealed.

The arrest occurred following a two-month probe, according to MDEA Commander Scott Pelletier.

Linscott has been charged with a Class A felony of aggravated trafficking of fentanyl; two counts of Class B drug trafficking involving fentanyl and cocaine; and illegal possession of scheduled drugs, for fentanyl, a Class C crime.

According to the Bangor Daily News, federal prosecutors are expected to filed additional charge against Linscott.

The man retired from the State Police in 2010, after he worked as a trooper for 22 years.

He was booked into the Cumberland County Jail in Portland. His bail was set at $50,000.

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