AUGUSTA — A New York City man was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison for trafficking drugs in central Maine.

Steffan Collins, 18, pleaded guilty in Kennebec County Superior Court to two counts of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs, including heroin, refusing to submit to arrest and violating conditions of release.

Justice Robert Mullen sentenced Collins to 12 months in prison and fined him more than $800. Collins also forfeited nearly $1,200 he was carrying at the time of his arrest.

Collins is facing charges in New York, according to his attorney, Luann Calcagni. She said her client is expected to be extradited to answer those charges when he has completed his Maine sentence.

In October, Collins was a passenger in a car stopped by police for a vehicle defect on Northern Avenue in Augusta. The officer searched the vehicle after smelling marijuana and subsequently found Collins carrying drugs and cash.

Craig Crosby — 621-5642

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