PARIS — Two Paris men were arrested Friday in Oxford in connection with trafficking of heroin, according to a news release from the Maine State Police.

Norman Hightower, 35, was charged with aggravated drug trafficking and tampering with evidence after officers with the Oxford Police Department and Maine State Police located him inside the Oxford Casino and found 9 grams of heroin on him.

Samuel George, 37, was arrested earlier that evening on a probation violation.

According to the Maine State Police, on Friday, Aug. 11, Maine State Trooper Jason Wing stopped a truck driven by George for criminal speeding on Route 26.

After pulling George over, Wing learned that George was on probation for “multiple felony charges stemming from an arrest for domestic violence charges,” according to the release.

George’s probation conditions included not using or possessing drugs or alcohol and being subject to random search and testing for those substances.


Wing searched George’s vehicle and discovered drug paraphernalia in the trunk, the release stated.

George later admitted to Wing that he was planning to buy 10 grams of heroin from Hightower in the parking lot of the Oxford Casino.

According to the release, Hightower admitted to selling heroin.

Bail was set at $100,000 cash, due to his “significant criminal history for trafficking drugs” and “attempting to destroy the drugs” before being arrested.

Norman Hightower

Samuel George

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