Two Pittsfield men were arrested Wednesday on drug charges after authorities allegedly found heroin and other narcotics were being sold at a home near Warsaw school.

Jared Small, 40, was charged with aggravated trafficking in a schedule W drug, class A; trafficking in a schedule W drug, class B; and possession of a schedule W drug, class C, according to a news release Friday from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office.

Small’s arrest occurred after a police raid at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, when the sheriff’s office and Pittsfield police executed a search warrant at his Elm Street home.

Police said a drug trafficking charge was elevated to a class A felony because Small’s home is within a 1,000-foot safety zone around the school. More criminal charges are expected once all of the seized drugs are weighed and processed, police said.

Police allege that during the search they found pre-packaged “rocks” of heroin, as well as heroin in liquid form, loaded syringes containing heroin, digital scales, $960 in cash, more than 1 pound of processed marijuana, pre-packaged bags of hashish, Suboxone strips and pills for which Small did not have a prescription.

Also arrested at the home was Arthur Eldridge, 26, of Pittsfield, who was charged with possession of a schedule W drug, class C, and he was placed on a probation hold. Police said they found him in possession of packaged heroin.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency also assisted in the investigation, police said.


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