A Waldoboro man was arrested June 20 after 21 pounds of marijuana was reportedly found in his vehicle last week, according to a news release from the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency.

Christopher Luce, 24, was charged with trafficking marijuana and violation of probation.

MDEA Supervisor James Pease said agents in recent months, along with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Waldoboro Police Department, have been looking into Luce who was suspected of selling large amounts of marijuana from his house and business. Luce operates the Shoe Box in Waldoboro, a shoe store and head shop.

Pease said agents received information last week that Luce was expected to be in possession of a large amount of marijuana. They — along with the Maine Warden Service, deputies and Waldoboro police — began surveillance of him.

On Thursday, June 16, drug agents approached Luce who was sitting in his parked sport-utility vehicle at a convenience store in Union. Luce reportedly fled into nearby woods on foot. Several police agencies searched for Luce in the area, but he was not located.

The morning of June 20, Luce turned himself in, through his attorney, to MDEA at the Knox County Jail. He is being held in lieu of bail and will likely be in court later this week.

Agents reportedly seized 21 pounds of marijuana in the SUV that Luce was driving. The marijuana, which was in two large bundles wrapped in plastic, has a street value of $42,000, according to police.

Waldoboro Police Chief William Labombarde said his department started getting complaints shortly after the Shoe Box opened. He said WPD worked with the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and Maine DEA on the investigation, and the Monday arrest was the result.