Retired trooper from Buxton arrested on drug charges

Jeffrey Linscott

GORHAM — A retired Maine State Police trooper from Buxton was arrested Wednesday night in Gorham and charged with selling cocaine and fentanyl, police say. 

Jeffrey Linscott of Buxton was arrested by Maine Drug Enforcement Agents on Main Street in Gorham after the agents “intercepted” him making a delivery of what is suspected to be fentanyl in the Hannaford supermarket parking lot, according to a press release from the Maine Department of Public Safety.

“For the past two months’ agents, have been investigating Linscott and others associated with him for selling heroin, fentanyl and cocaine throughout Cumberland County,” said the release, which listed several grams of suspected fentanyl, packaging materials, scales and $1,000 as items seized from Linscott as part of his arrest. 

As part of the investigation, agents several times purchased drugs from Linscott, the release says. 

Linscott, 51, served with the State Police for 22 years and retired in November 2010. 

He was arrested Dec. 20 around 11:30 p.m. and taken to Cumberland County Jail. He faces several charges of trafficking and unlawful possession of scheduled drugs: aggravated trafficking in schedule w drugs (fentanyl), two counts of trafficking in schedule W drugs (fentanyl & cocaine), and unlawful possession of schedule W drugs (suspected fentanyl). 

Linscott’s bail was set at $50,000 cash and police expect additional arrests as the investigation continues. 

Jeffrey Linscott