A Waterville man has been arrested and charged with several counts of drug trafficking following an investigation into the sale of heroin in central Maine.

According to Maine Department of Public Safety Spokesman Steve McCausland, agents from MDEA’s South Central Office in Augusta arrested Darrick Delile, 37 of Waterville on Dec. 22.  T

McCausland said the arrest was the result of months of investigation which included the undercover purchase of heroin from Delile. Delile, a convicted drug trafficker, was on probation for Class A drug trafficking, according to McCausland. A search of Delile’s property resulted in the discovery of approximately 30 grams of heroin and $2,000 in cash, believed to be the proceeds from drug sales. In addition, a Mercedes SUV belonging to Delile was seized in connection. The street value of the drugs seized was approximately $6,000, McCausland said.

According to McCausland, Delile has been charged with 4 counts of Class A Aggravated Trafficking in Schedule W Drugs (heroin) and a probation violation. The drug offenses were aggravated due to his prior drug conviction. Delile was transported to the Kennebec County Jail where he is being held on $80,000 cash bail, according to McCausland.

The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency was assisted by the Oakland and Waterville Police Departments. This investigation is continuing and more arrests are possible, McCausland said.