AUGUSTA — Two New Yorkers remained in the Kennebec County jail in Augusta on drug-trafficking charges Thursday after the execution of a search warrant at 37 Washington St.

Erica Cormona, 18, of New York City, faces two charges of aggravated trafficking in scheduled drugs and one count of criminal forfeiture. Nayquan Nicholas, 28, also of New York City,

faces two counts of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs and criminal forfeiture.

Bail was set at $30,000 cash each, according to a news release from the Augusta Police Department.

In it, Deputy Chief Jared Mills said the search warrant was “based on facts gathered during our investigation involving the illegal sale and distribution of heroin and crack cocaine.”

Mills said 18 grams of crack cocaine, 12 grams of heroin and $1,278 in cash were seized when the warrant was executed at 8 p.m. Wednesday by Augusta police, the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency and Maine State Police.

“This is the latest example of information that has been provided to our department by the public enabling our drug investigators to identify two more individuals involved in the illegal drug trade in our city,” Mills said.


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