AUBURN — The man accused of selling deadly heroin to a woman last week was released from jail Sunday on $25,000 cash bail.
Cornell Collins, 49, of 46 High St., was charged with aggravated trafficking, aggravated possession of heroin and aggravated furnishing of a drug that resulted in death.
Collins was arrested Wednesday. After making an initial court appearance Friday, he was held at the county jail until making bail Sunday.
Bail conditions include an order for him to remain in Androscoggin County.
Police said a 25-year-old woman overdosed on heroin Wednesday inside her Turner Street apartment. Neighbors called for help after the woman’s son, about 6 years old, was spotted playing by himself outside the home.
Police said they determined that the woman had been hanging around with two men, one of whom was known to be a heroin user. One of the men told investigators that the day before the overdose, he had taken the woman to get heroin.
After buying a bad batch, the man told police, he contacted a drug dealer on High Street whom he knew only as Smoova.
Police said Smoova is Collins’ street name, and that shortly after the woman bought heroin from him, she overdosed on the drug.
Cornell Collins (Androscoggin County Jail)