Four Sanford residents have been arrested on heroin charges, as the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency working with Sanford  and State Police, investigate the flow of heroin in the community.

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Police said, investigators have not yet determined whether the arrests have any connection with the six overdoses reported last week in a 24 hour period in Sanford.

Arrested  today was Ashlyn Smith (26) of Sanford for, 2 counts, Class A Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Heroin)  and three others were arrested earlier in the month:

- Ian Blow (25) of Sanford for, Class A, Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Heroin/Fentanyl)

- Samantha Barnett (25) of Sanford for, Class A, Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Heroin/Fentanyl)

- Stephanie Meunier (26) of Sanford for, Class A Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Heroin/Fentanyl)

For the past two months, agents assigned to MDEA’s York District Task Force have been investigating the sale of heroin in Sanford by the four.

On June 2, agents with the assistance from State Police stopped a car in Lebanon operated and occupied by Blow, Barnett and Meunier. Agents intercepted the trio as they were returning from Lawrence, Massachusetts with heroin to be sold in greater Sanford. Seized were 25 grams of a heroin/fentanyl mix. The three were arrested and remain in the York County Jail where bail has been set at $25,000 cash each. Drug agents also conducted undercover purchases of heroin from Smith.

Agents obtained arrest warrants for Smith charging her with the undercover purchases. She was arrested today at her Sanford residence by agents and Sanford Police. Smith was transported to the York County Jail. Bail was set on the warrants at $50,000 cash on each count.

Additional arrests are anticipated by MDEA and Sanford Police as the investigation continues.