The MDEA Western District Task Force announce the arrests of five people for heroin trafficking in Mexico, Maine.


As part of an increased effort by the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency to identify and disrupt the importation and distribution of illegal drugs into the state, several people were arrested:

• Bricknell Dorelas aka: “J” (34) of Mexico, Maine for Unlawful Trafficking in Heroin (Class B), Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Trafficking in Heroin (Class C)

• Joseph Kabamba aka: “Rasta” (20) of Portland, Maine for Unlawful Trafficking in Heroin (Class B), Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Trafficking in Heroin (Class C)

• Bilal Mohammed aka; ”B” (24) of Portland, Maine for Unlawful Trafficking in Heroin (Class B), Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Trafficking in Heroin (Class C)

• Chelsie Belskis (30) of Mexico, Maine for Unlawful Trafficking in Heroin (Class B), Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Trafficking in Heroin (Class C)

• Nicole Belskis (32) of Mexico, Maine for Unlawful Trafficking in Heroin (Class B), Conspiracy to Commit Unlawful Trafficking in Heroin (Class C), Violation of Conditions of Release


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MDEA agents executed search three warrants at 105, 107 & 109 Chase Avenue in Mexico, Maine Friday morning. The search warrants came as a result of a two month investigation of three men operating a large scale crack cocaine and heroin trafficking ring in the River Valley area of Oxford County, said spokesman, Stephen McCausland.

The investigation revealed that Dorelas, Kabamba and Mohammed had local heroin users sell heroin and cocaine base from their residences in exchange for free drugs, said officials. The three would typically stay concealed in back rooms during the drug transactions. Chelsie and Nicole Belskis sold heroin and cocaine provided by the three men.

Agents seized approximately 7 grams (70 dosage units) of suspected heroin and $8000 in suspected drug proceeds as well as other evidence of drug trafficking.

Assisting with the operation were officers from Mexico PD and Rumford PD as well as Troopers from the Maine State Police. In addition to the state and local agencies, the US Border Patrol supplied K-9 assistance as well as positively identifying Dorelas, Kabamba and Mohammed who had no identification, and are originally from other countries.

All arrests were transported to the Oxford County Jail.  Bail was set at $150,000 cash for Dorelas, Kabamba and Mohammed.  Chelsie Belskis’s bail was set at $15,000. Nicole Belskis was not eligible for bail pending arraignment by a Judge due to the new bail violation charge. Suspect will be arraigned at the Oxford County Courthouse on Monday, September 26.

MDEA is continuing the investigation and additional arrest are expected.