Retired Maine State Trooper Arrested for Selling Cocaine & Fentanyl
A retired state trooper was arrested in southern Maine late Wednesday night and charged with selling cocaine and fentanyl, according to the Department of Public Safety.
Gorham Police and Maine Drug Enforcement Agents arrested 51-year-old Jeffrey Linscott of Buxton around 11:30 p.m. on Main Street in Gorham.
Public Safety spokesman Steve McCausland said agents intercepted Linscott as he was delivering suspected Fentanyl to a customer in a parking lot of the Hannaford Store. Officers seized several grams of suspected Fentanyl, packaging materials, scales and $1000 in suspected drug proceeds, McCausland said.
For the past two months, agents have been investigating Linscott and others associated with him for selling Heroin, Fentanyl and Cocaine throughout Cumberland County. Drug agents also recently conducted several undercover purchases of drugs from Linscott.
Linscott was charged with Aggravated Trafficking in Fentanyl, two counts of Trafficking in Fentanyl & Cocaine and Unlawful Possession of suspected Fentanyl. He was transported to the Cumberland County Jail where bail was set at $50,000 cash.
The investigation is continuing and additional arrests are expected.
Linscott served 22 years with the Maine State Police and retired in November of 2010.