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Police Say Heroin Intercepted En Route to Houlton

PORTLAND, Maine_ A Houlton woman is facing charges of aggravated heroin trafficking, after allegedly purchasing some of the drug in southern Maine for resale in Aroostook County.

Jessi Polchies, 32, was apprehended at the Portland Transportation Center on Saturday, where she was waiting for a bus to Bangor. Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland claims Polchies purchased heroin from a drug ring currently under investigation for trafficking between Lawrence, MA and York County.

Police allege that Polchies was carrying 30 grams of heroin.

 She was taken to the Cumberland County Jail on $10,000 bail.