The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency has arrested a woman from Hermon on heroin charges after a car she was in was stopped along the Maine Turnpike.


According to The MDEA, Kimberly A. Cote, 36, of Hermon is charged with Aggravated Trafficking in Heroin.

The arrest came Tuesday night after agents from the MDEA York District Task Force and State Police stopped a vehicle on the Maine Turnpike just north of the York Toll Plaza. Agents had developed information that the vehicle’s occupants were likely transporting a large amount of heroin from New York and were headed for the Bangor area where the drug was going to be distributed, said police.

A drug recognition dog from State Police alerted to the presence of drugs, but nothing was found inside the car. It was later discovered that Cote had 42 grams of bulk heroin that she had concealed in a body cavity. Cote was arrested and transported to the York County Jail where she is being held without bail, police, said.

No drugs were located on the driver, a man from Brooklyn, New York or the other female passenger from Hampden, Maine. Both were released without being charged.

The street value of the heroin is about $8,000.