AUGUSTA — A 47-year-old Augusta man is in the Kennebec County jail following his arrest Wednesday on three counts of unlawful trafficking in heroin.

Augusta police said they arrested Michael Fry at his home on Newland Avenue after they and officers from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency executed a search warrant that resulted from an investigation of several months into the sale of illegal drugs from the home.

A news release from the Augusta Police Department said officers found several grams of herion with a street value of $1,000.

Fry is being held at the jail, where his bail has been set at $10,000 cash.

“This investigation continues to highlight our department’s ability to remove illegal drugs from our city with the help of our citizens who are simply not going to stand for this type of behavior,” the release said.

Augusta police Deputy Chief Jared Mills said Wendesday evening that the department gets tips daily about such activities.

“We begin investigating (them) immediately and hope to bring (them) to a resolution like this one today,” he said. “That’s the message I want to send and encourage people to keep calling.”

Mills said police will continue their investigation.

Jessica Lowell — 621-5632

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