A New Hampshire man and his female friend from Houlton were arrested as part of a heroin bust.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency searched an apartment at 65 Court Street in Houlton Wednesday evening, as part of a month-long investigation into the sale of heroin and other drugs from the residence. The investigation included the undercover purchase of suspected heroin from occupants of the apartment.

Agents seized about 90 grams of suspected heroin and several grams of methamphetamine during that search, with a street value of $10,000. Other evidence consistent with drug trafficking was also confiscated.

Two people were arrested as a result of the investigation:

  • Matthew Perry, age 31, of Concord, New Hampshire. He's charged with two counts of unlawful trafficking in schedule W drugs, one of which was elevated to Class A aggravated because of the amount of drugs seized. Perry also had five outstanding warrants, three from New Hampshire and two from Maine and was on probation from New Hampshire for aggravated assault. Perry's bail was set at $10,000 cash.
  • Makayla McGuire, age 19, of Houlton, Maine. She's charged with a single count of Class A aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs. Her bail is set at $10,000 cash.

Both suspects were taken to the Aroostook County Jail. Drug enforcement agents were assisted by the Aroostook County Sheriff's Office and Houlton Police. The investigation is continuing and officials say more arrests are possible.

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