A retired Maine state police trooper has been arrested on drug trafficking charges.
Fifty-one-year-old Jeffrey Linscott was arrested by DEA agents late Wednesday night in Gorham. He faces multiple charges, including aggravated trafficking in schedule D drugs (fentanyl).
The Buxton resident was taken to Cumberland County Jail, where his bail was set at $50,000. It's unclear if he has an attorney.
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State police say he was arrested after DEA agents caught him delivering suspected fentanyl to a customer in a Hannaford store parking lot on Main Street in Gorham.
Authorities allegedly seized several grams of what they suspect is fentanyl, packaging materials, scales and $1,000 in cash.
Agents have been investigating Linscott and several others for selling heroin, fentanyl and cocaine around Cumberland County, state police said. Undercover agents also allegedly bought drugs from him during their investigation.
Linscott retired from the Maine State Police in November 2010 after 22 years.