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Police: Man Sold Heroin Near School

A Biddeford, Maine, man is facing charges that he sold heroin near a city school

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    Police: Man Sold Heroin Near School
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    A Biddeford, Maine, man is facing charges that he sold heroin near a city school.

    Authorities say 34-year-old Edward Matthewson turned himself in this week after a months-long investigation that included the sale of heroin to undercover Maine Drug Enforcement Agency agents.

    Police say he is facing a charge of aggravated trafficking in heroin because he allegedly sold drugs within 1,000 feet of Saint James School, a small parochial school.

    Matthewson remains in the York County Jail on $50,000 cash bail awaiting an initial court appearance. It could not be determined if he has a lawyer.

    Neighborhood residents say they have seen drug deals taking place out in the open during daylight hours and are concerned about their own safety.

    The investigation is ongoing.

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