Mount Desert Police officers seized suspected crack cocaine and heroin along with drug paraphernalia and cash during a bail check on a Southwest Harbor man July 27. PHOTO COURTESY OF SOUTHWEST HARBOR POLICE DEPARTMENT

Drugs seized during bail check in Southwest Harbor

SOUTHWEST HARBOR — A bail check on a local man led police to seize $12,000 worth of drugs and over $2,000 cash in suspected drug proceeds on July 27, Southwest Harbor Police Chief John Hall said.

Mount Desert Police officers Franklin Burke and Jarrod Hardy arrested Andrew Kuti-Hellmer, 34, of Southwest Harbor, on a charge of bail violation.

“Results of the bail check resulted in over 57 grams of suspected crack cocaine and heroin (with an estimated street value of approximately $12,000) and over $2,000 in suspected drug proceeds, pills and other drug paraphernalia,” Hall said. “More charges and arrests are expected.”

Jennifer Osborn

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