A Pennsylvania man faces charges of aggravated drug dealing for allegedly shipping crack cocaine from his home state to Maine’s midcoast, police said.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency announced Wednesday that Quinton Smith, 35, of Philadelphia was charged last week with aggravated trafficking in crack cocaine after his car was stopped in York and agents found 80 grams of the cocaine base concealed in the floorboards. Police also seized $1,100 in suspected drug proceeds along with the drugs, valued at $10,000.

Agents with the MDEA’s southern Maine task force have been investigating an operation that each week shipped cocaine and heroin to the midcoast where it was broken down and sold to individual users.

Smith’s criminal history in Pennsylvania includes drug dealing and gun crimes, the MDEA said. He is being held at York County Jail on $50,000 bail.

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