AUGUSTA — Three people have been charged with felony possession of and trafficking in drugs after a Monday search of a South Belfast Avenue home.

Robert Hernandez, 24, of Bronx, N.Y., and Heather Wilkinson, 48, of Augusta, are each charged with two counts of trafficking in scheduled drugs. Wilkinson also is charged with one count of possession of scheduled drugs.

Randy Haskell, 54, of Augusta, is charged with possession of scheduled drugs.

Joshua Carey, 24, of Augusta, also was arrested on charges of violating conditions of release.

Carey was being held without bail Tuesday at the Kennebec County jail. Bail was set at $10,000 cash for Hernandez and $2,000 cash for Wilkinson. Bail was set at $2,000 unsecured for Haskell.

Commander Peter Arno of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency said in a release that the group was arrested Monday during a warranted search of a 965 South Belfast Ave. home conducted by drug agents as well as Augusta police and Kennebec County sheriff deputies. Police seized 17 grams of crack cocaine, 2 grams of heroin and about $2,700 in cash believed to be the proceeds from the sale of drugs, Arno said.

Arno said investigators have focused for several months on a “group responsible for the distribution of heroin and crack cocaine in the greater Augusta area.” He said undercover agents purchased drugs from members of the group during the course of that investigation.

Arno said the investigation is ongoing and additional arrests are likely.

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