A routine traffic stop in Franklin netted two arrests, including a Cherryfield man who's accused of drug trafficking.

State Police say Trooper Dana Austin stopped the vehicle at around 7:30 Sunday night and subsequently called in Corporal Christopher Smith and his canine Winger to help. The dog alerted to the presence of illegal drugs and a search of the vehicle turned up 16.3 grams of crack cocaine and 1.3 grams of suspected heroin. In addition, three unknown blue pills and several pieces of drug paraphernalia were seized.

The driver, 45-year-old Joseph Strout of Cherryfield, was arrested for Unlawful Trafficking in Crack Cocaine and Unlawful Possession of Heroin. A passenger in the vehicle, 45-year-old Clifford Seavey, was arrested on a warrant for unpaid fines.

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