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Hyde Park man busted for allegedly transporting heroin from Mass. to Maine

A Hyde Park man will face a judge in Maine Wednesday for allegedly running large amounts of heroin and cocaine from Massachusetts northward, officials said.

Cops arrested Don Twiggs, 38, on Monday night after pulling his vehicle over on Interstate 95 near the Newport exit in Maine, authorities said.

They seized approximately 200 grams of suspected heroin and 50 grams of coke, and the drugs had a street value of roughly $55,000, the Maine Department of Public Safety said in a statement.

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Twiggs is scheduled to make an initial appearance Wednesday in Bangor Unified Court on a charge of Class-A aggravated trafficking in Schedule-W drugs, the statement said. It wasn’t known he had hired a lawyer.

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Maine authorities said Twiggs was on their radar for months before they put the breaks on his alleged narcotics dealing. Prior to his arrest, undercover drug agents repeatedly bought heroin from Twiggs, according to the release.

Agents had suspected him of bringing drugs up from his home state for distribution in Penobscot and Piscataquis counties.

In addition to the vehicle search, police also tossed a home on New Jersey St. in Millinocket where Twiggs had been staying and found more “evidence of drug trafficking,” the release said.

“Also assisting drug agents in the investigation were the Piscataquis County Sheriff’s Office, Bangor and Millinocket Police, the Maine Warden Service and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration,” the release said, noting that Twiggs could be just their initial target in the probe.

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“This investigation is continuing and more arrests are possible.”

Travis Andersen can be reached at tandersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.