The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested three people in Waldoboro in connection with a scheme to distribute crack cocaine and heroin in the midcoast area.

Police raided a house Wednesday night at 302 Flanders Corner Road and arrested the residents: Alphonso Belnavis, 45, on a charge of aggravated trafficking in cocaine; and Dean Feltis, 48, on a charge of unlawful possession of heroin.

Police also charged Jeffrey Aviles, 26, of the Bronx, with aggravated trafficking in crack cocaine and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. His bail was set at $50,000. Belnavis is being held on $100,000 bail and Feltis on $5,000. All three are being held at the Two Bridges Regional Jail.

Based on leads from the Knox County Sheriff’s Office and Rockland police, agents from the MDEA’s midcoast district task force had launched an investigation into the distribution of crack and heroin in Lincoln and Knox counties, police said. Aviles would regularly bring drugs to Maine from the Bronx that were then distributed throughout the area, police said.

Police searched the house and found 28 grams of crack cocaine, one gram of heroin, an assault-style rifle, 200 rounds of ammunition and $2,500, police said.

When police raided the house, the men tried to destroy the drugs and run out the back door. Officers tackled Feltis on the back deck and the other two were arrested inside, police said.

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