The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested four people in Winthrop this week for their roles in trafficking heroin throughout Kennebec County. This was a investigation among the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency's South Central Task Force in Augusta, the Winthrop Police Department, the Monmouth Police Department, the Kennebec County Sheriff’s Office and the Maine State Police.

According to Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland, the four people arrested were:

  • Michelle St. Laurent, 28 , of Winthrop.  She has been charged with Class “A” Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Heroin) and violation of condition of release. The drug charge was aggravated due to the amount of heroin seized. She is being held without bail.
  • Tyrone Lindsay,  20, of Waterbury, Connecticut. He has been charged with Class “A” Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Heroin). Bail was set at $20,000 cash.
  • Daniel Ackerly,  30, of Winthrop. He has been charged with Class “B” Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Heroin). Bail has been set at $2,500 cash.
  • Frederick Werner, 59, of Winthrop. He has been charged with Class “B” Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (Heroin). Bail has been set at $2,500 unsecured.

As part of the ongoing effort to stem the distribution of heroin throughout Kennebec County, agents from MDEA’s South Central Task Force in Augusta, arrested Ackerly and Werner Thursday following an investigation that included the undercover purchase of heroin, McCausland said.

The investigation led agents to the home of Michelle St. Laurent on Mt. Pisgah Road in Winthrop.  Friday afternoon, MDEA Agents, officers from the Winthrop Police Department and State Troopers  searched  St. Laurent’s home. Both St. Laurent and Lindsay were present inside the home at the time, McCausland said.

According to McCausland, investigators found 76 grams of heroin, along with approximately $2,400 in  cash , suspected to be from the sale of the heroin. The street value of the heroin seized was $15,000, McCausland said.

All were transported to the Kennebec County Jail following their arrests. A court date of September 22 was set for all four defendants.