Maine State Police seize 63 grams of suspected heroin, crack in Hermon traffic stop

Left: A picture related to the drug bust on Billings Road in Hermon from the Maine State Police. Right: K9 Odin, who conducted the sniff of the car and detected the scent of narcotics. Photos courtesy of the Maine State Police.

HERMON – A traffic stop in Hermon last Thursday led to multiple charges against a Maine man and a New York man, along with the seizure of a significant quantity of suspected heroin and crack cocaine.

A statement released by the Maine State Police says two individuals, one from Newport, ME and the other from Bronx, NY were charged as a result of the stop and seizure on November 21. Both now face multiple charges.

The traffic stop occurred on Billings Road in Hermon. A state police K9 named Odin detected the scent of narcotics when he conducted a sniff of the car. Shortly after, police discovered and seized 32 grams of suspected heroin and 31 grams of suspected crack cocaine.

K9 Odin is a Belgian Malinois who was brought to the United States from the Netherlands.

Trevor Bemis, 36, from Newport, Maine was charged with aggravated trafficking of schedule “w” drugs and unlawful trafficking of schedule “w” drugs.

Troy Roberts, 24, from Bronx, New York was charged with aggravated trafficking of schedule “w” drugs, unlawful trafficking of schedule “w” drugs, and failure to provide correct name and date of birth.

State police say MDEA assisted with the seizure, as well as members of State Police Troop E and Troop J.

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