An investigation into heroin trafficking in Wiscasset in connection with the fatal overdose of a local man in August has resulted in a third arrest.
The Maine State Police arrested John Andretta, 27, of Wiscasset, in Portland on Friday, Oct. 7, on warrants out of Lincoln County, according to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Michael Murphy.
Andretta faces charges of class B unlawful trafficking in schedule W drugs (heroin) and class B illegal importation of schedule W drugs (heroin).
The charges are identical to those against Ashley Dowdy, 28, of Wiscasset, and D.L. Allen III, 54, of Alna. Dowdy also faces a second count of trafficking.
Dowdy was arrested at her home in Wiscasset on Sept. 22. Allen was arrested at his home in Alna on Oct. 3.
Dowdy was allegedly the supplier for a Wiscasset man who died of a heroin overdose in August, according to a Sept. 23 press release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office about Dowdy’s arrest.
“Investigators discovered Dowdy was actively supplying heroin to the Wiscasset area and was making frequent trips to Massachusetts to purchase her heroin for resale,” according to the press release.
The investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible, according to Murphy.