OAKLAND — Agents from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested two people and seized a “significant” amount of heroin in an early morning raid on a Hill Street apartment Thursday.

Kendell Cagle, 27, of New York City, and Shayna Shaw-Jenney, 25, of Oakland, were arrested and charged with aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs.

According to a news release from MDEA Commander Peter Arno, agents were assisted by Oakland police and the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office when they executed a search warrant early Thursday morning at the apartment at 19 Hill St.

Agents seized almost 100 grams of heroin, about 1,000 doses, and other evidence of drug trafficking as well as about $1,800 in suspected drug money, according to Arno.

The search warrant was the result of a two-month investigation into heroin distribution in the Oakland area that revealed people from New York were dealing out of the apartment. Arno said undercover agents made a number of heroin purchases from people at the apartment as part of the investigation.

The investigation was part of an ongoing probe into Kennebec County heroin distribution by the agency’s South Central Task Force based in Augusta, he said.

Cagle was charged with class A aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs, heroin, and his bail was set at $25,000 cash. According to Arno, the charge was aggravated because of a drug felony conviction in New York and the amount of drugs seized.

Shaw-Jenny also was charged with class A aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs. Her cash bail was set at $5,000.


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