A Farmington girl was arrested Wednesday morning for allegedly selling heroin in town.
Katerina Ellen Mekarnom, 19, of 221 South Road, turned herself in on a warrant about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday and was charged with two counts of selling narcotics.
She was held on $100,000 surety bond and scheduled to appear in court that day.
Mekarnom was previously arrested by Farmington police in August and was charged with two counts of possession of narcotics, two counts of sale of narcotics and illegally obtaining or supplying. All but the last charge, a misdemeanor, are felony charges. She was then accused of selling heroin.
Following that arrest, the Farmington Narcotics Response Team began an investigation and subsequently issued the warrant on Aug. 21.
“We received information that she had been selling heroin and we made undercover purchases from her,” explained Farmington Police Lt. Marshall Porter.
Heroin, Porter said, has been an ongoing problem in Farmington, with several young people dying of overdoses a few years ago.
“We’ve had serious problems with heroin,” he said. “We make arrests for it all the time and even if it’s not for possession, the majority of arrests we make for shoplifting are the result of heroin addiction."
Mekarnom was a recent graduate of Farmington High School and an accomplished art student.