2017-05-03 / Front Page

Police: Conn. suspect trafficked heroin in Biddeford

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BIDDEFORD — A Connecticut man and Biddeford woman are behind bars after a police investigation determined they were suspected of trafficking heroin.

Biddeford Police Chief Roger Beaupre said in a release Wednesday that Marquis Haavon Hill, 31, of Waterbury, Connecticut was arrested on an affidavit warrant of arrest for aggravated trafficking of Schedule W drugs on Tuesday.

Alexis Marissa Courtney Dennis, 23, of Biddeford was also arrested for the same crime — a Class A felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison, with fines upward of $50,000 — and taken into custody by Cumberland County District Court Marshals.

Beaupre said an eight-month investigation involving the BPD’s Street Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Criminal Investigation Division and the Maine Violent Offender Task Force, led to Hill’s and Dennis’ arrests.

The investigation revealed that Hill traveled from Connecticut and used multiple Biddeford residential locations to traffic heroin.

Beaupre said the charges are based on Hill’s and Dennis’ trafficking of heroin within 1,000 feet of multiple Designated Safe Zones in Biddeford, including Saint James Parish Hall, Saint James School, Liberty Park, Canopy Park and Williams Court Park.

Bail had been pre-set by the court in the amount of $50,000 for Hill and $5,000 for Dennis, Beaupre said. Both were unable to make bail and were transported to the York County Jail in Alfred pending further court appearance.
 
Both were set to appear in Springvale District Court today, a jail official said.

Beaupre said the investigation into the trafficking case is still ongoing and additional arrests may be made.

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