FARMINGTON — A transient was charged Thursday with dealing heroin, after he agreed to sell $150 worth of the drug in a police sting operation.

A Maine Drug Enforcement agent arrested Scott Edward Towers, 28, on a charge of felony unlawful trafficking in scheduled drugs.

According to the agent’s probable cause affidavit filed in Franklin County Superior Court, a person cooperating with police ordered $150 of heroin from Towers, who agreed to the deal.

“We made contact with Scott Towers before he got to the meeting location and we found about a gram of heroin in the vehicle Towers was in,” the agent wrote. The driver of that vehicle admitted that Towers was going to sell the heroin in Farmington, according to the affidavit. 

Towers’ bail was set Friday at personal recognizance and a supervised-release agreement.

A conviction of drug-trafficking is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine.

Scott Towers (Franklin County Detention Center)

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