Two women, one from China and one from New York, were arrested Thursday and taken to the Kennebec County jail after Maine Drug Enforcement agents executed a search warrant at a home on Weeks Mills Road in China.

Sarah Fuchswanz, 32, of China, and Erica Bowman, 24, of Bronx, New York, are each charged with two counts of unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs. One count names heroin as the drug, the other crack cocaine.

A judge on Friday at the Capital Judicial Center set bail for Fuchswanz at $5,000 unsecured and a Maine Pretrial Services contract. Bail for Bowman, who is also known as “Ebony,” was set at $50,000 cash.

An affidavit by Kelly Hooper, of the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, said the two women were both at the China residence when police arrived. Hooper said authorities seized “1.1 grams of crack cocaine packaged and ready for sale, 15.3 grams of heroin” and drug paraphernalia from the back bedroom and that Bowman had a small amount of heroin in an undergarment.

She said Bowman was cutting and packaging the heroin.

According to Hooper, Fuchswanz told police she was a heroin addict and that Bowman stays with her for a while and supplies her heroin.

“Sarah told me she was trying to stop using heroin, but she has been a drug addict all her life,” Hooper wrote.

Hooper wrote that Bowman said she was a transient who stays where she can and was “just trying to survive and make a little money.”

Betty Adams — 621-5631

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