An Augusta resident was arrested and charged with drug-related offenses Tuesday morning in connection with the seizure of 81 grams of heroin and about $7,800 in cash, according to a news release from the Augusta Police Department.

Brandon Darveau, 24, was charged with aggravated trafficking of scheduled drugs and criminal forfeiture of property, and he was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail, Deputy Chief Jared Mills said.

According to an affidavit, an Augusta Police Department detective was called to a residence at 51 School St. to assist with a probation check of Lindsay Fortin, 28. During an initial search of the residence, officers found syringes in a bedroom and spoon with residue in the bathroom.

Darveau consented to a search of his room, property and person, according to the affidavit. When a detective searched his room, they found a backpack on the bed containing a large amount of money. Darveau told the officers the money was his and was a payment from his father for shoveling and plowing snow.

A police dog assisted with the remainder of the search and located a clear plastic bag containing a powder that tested positive for heroin. Darveau admitted the heroin was his, the affidavit stated.

Darveau claimed he recently began renting a room in Fortin’s residence, which she shared with her boyfriend.

Fortin, 28, was charged with a violation of her probation.

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