Seven arrested for drug trafficking, MDEA seizes $35K in cocaine, heroin, oxycodone
OXFORD COUNTY (BDN) -- The Maine Drug Enforcement Agency arrested seven people in Rumford and Mexico on Monday on drug trafficking charges, and seized $35,000 worth of cocaine, heroin and oxycodone pills along with $20,000 in suspected drug proceeds.
Two others were charged with probation violations, according to Maine DEA.
The arrests included seven Maine residents and followed a monthlong investigation, according to a release from Maine Department of Public Safety spokesman Stephen McCausland.
The people arrested for drug trafficking were Kassandra Bryant, 26, of Mexico for cocaine; Wayne "Dog" Sinclair, 59, of Mexico for cocaine and methamphetamine; Scott Bousquet, 30, of Rumford for oxycodone; James Foss, 38, of Mexico for cocaine and methamphetamine; Louise Lucci, 40, of Rumford for cocaine; Tymel Albritton, 19, of Brooklyn, New York, for cocaine and heroin; and Mickiel James, 30, of Dorchester, Massachusetts, for cocaine and oxycodone.
Sara Paquette, 27, of Rumford, and Elizabeth Ross, 37, of Wilton, were arrested for probation violations.
All nine people were taken to the Oxford County Jail. Bail was set at $10,000 for Albritton and $25,000 for James, the only two out-of-state suspects. The other five people charged with drug trafficking were denied bail, pending their first court appearance.
All suspects are scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.
Officers from the Rumfords, Mexico and Norway police departments, the Oxford County sheriff’s office and Maine State Police assisted with the investigation.
“Local law enforcement considers this operation and arrests a victory for the community and could not have done it without the support and assistance of the community providing information,” Rumford Police Chief Stacy Carter said in a statement.