Thursday, December 12, 2013
FARMINGTON -- A 20-year-old man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly selling marijuana out of his apartment, which was located in a downtown "drug-free safe zone," according to police.
Drew Serdakowski is charged with aggravated drug trafficking, according to Gerry Baril, a supervisor for the Drug Enforcement Agency in central Maine. Serdakowski is a college student who is originally from Rhode Island, Baril said.
He was released Tuesday from the Franklin County Detention Center in Farmington on $150 cash bail and is scheduled to appear in court June 24, according to jail records.
Drug enforcement agents found 1.25 ounces of marijuana, two sets of scales and packaging materials during a search of Serdakowski's Maiden Lane apartment on Tuesday, Baril said.
They also seized $670 in cash as suspected drug profits and three cellular phones, Baril said.
The police departments for the University of Maine at Farmington and town of Farmington assisted with the arrest, he said.
The aggravated drug-trafficking charge is a result of the possession of drugs with intent to sell in a drug-free safe zone, according to Baril.
Town laws establish drug-free safe zones in recreational areas, near schools and for other reasons, he said.
Farmington code enforcement officials referred questions on the drug-free safe zone law to the town manager, who was unavailable on Friday.
David Robinson -- 861-9287